‘Totem’ by Deborah Buck


Totem, 2018

Acrylic, chalk and ink on paper, 53″h x 49″ framed

As described by art critic Gregory Volk, “What you see in Deborah Buck’s paintings is of obvious importance: her prominent colors and eccentric imagery, all the evidence of her various and skillful techniques. Her paintings are eventful; a single painting can look at once elegant and ungainly, meticulous and rough-here. However, what you don’t literally see, but instead sense and feel, is of great importance too, and that’s all the fleet thought, memories, complex emotions, and deep feeling that suffuse these paintings and help make them so meaningful and compelling.”