Skip to Content

Silver Surge

Showing 1 of 1


Silver Surge

49 1/2 x 46 in. (125.7 x 116.8 cm)

Mary Lou Dooley
United States

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Purchased in tribute to Bret Waller, Gallery Director 1980-1985, through the Padelford Fund
Accession Number: 1985.23
Link to this object
Location: Not currently on view

Painter Mary Lou Dooley is the wife of MAG’s fifth director, Bret Waller, so it seems especially appropriate that one of her canvases was purchased to honor his service to the museum. In describing Silver Surge, she says: “It is a gestural painting related to my interest in calligraphy and movement. It also relates to the influence of two former professors who studied with Hans Hofmann. My intent is to achieve what appears to be a spontaneous result even though the painting has been reworked a number of times.”

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

Artist's signature, lower right: M L Dooley 83

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword

Additional Images Click an image to view a larger version

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:

Web Links See links to web pages and lesson plans
It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue Entry for this artwork in the It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue. The exhibition ran from March 17-June 9, 2013

Your current search criteria is: Object is "Silver Surge".

View current selection of records as: