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Dark Pressure, 1963

oil on canvas, 24 x 44 in. (61 x 111.8 cm)

“…such carefully worked out canvases, such as…”Dark Pressure,” 1963, whose fat diagonals of color are laid on larger diagonal grounds (the colors sometimes embracing, sometimes indifferent to each other) represent Mason at her most original best. It was an art of rationality, of control, that must have helped give order to a life – and rarely fails to give pleasure to the viewer.”

–Grace Glueck reviewing Mason’s retrospective at The Whitney Museum of American Art, The New York Times, 1973