A portrait of the artist Gene Davis, a “single idea” painter whose stripe paintings emphasize color and space. Davis began painting stripes in 1958 because “it seemed a very outrageous thing to do.” He continues because, in the intervening years, he has found different motives for his work that have enabled him to retain a changing perspective on stripes. The purpose of Gene Davis’ work is best summed up in his own words: “For fifteen years they have held my attention and, believe me, when the day arrives that they do not hold my attention, I will do something else, but, I’ve only begun to tap the surface.” Produced and directed by Carl Colby. Cinematography by Michael Day. Edited by Carl Colby and Michael Day.
15 minutes • Color