Moira Dryer NBC Nightly News 1987

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NBC Nightly News is a painting and a sculpture. The artist made it using metal, rubber, and wood covered with casein paint, which is made by combining color with casein, a protein found in milk. Notice the metal rod holding the rolled sculpture together. What might happen if you took the rod away?

Dryer worked in a theater creating props, which are objects used on stage by actors. Her work in the theater inspired her to create paintings that were also objects. She considers these pieces to be performers, stating, “I see them as alive. I see them as walking away from the wall.”

Kids label from 2022
Casein on wood panels with metal, plastic and rubber
7' 2" x 42" x 48" (218.5 x 107 x 122 cm)
Jeanne C. Thayer Fund
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© 2024 Estate of Moira Dryer. Courtesy Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York
Painting and Sculpture

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