James Sullivan on Mary Vernon’s Moonlight with Black Bowl, 2018

Moonlight with Black Bowl, 2018, Oil and graphite on Yupo, 26" x 40"

Moonlight with Black Bowl


“The moon is created by the cloud, the oozing green mud-made cloud, which resides just above the bowl. Why a bowl if not to hold the moon?”

­From “Mary Vernon’s Open Places” in Emerita: A Retrospective of Debora Hunter and Mary Vernon, Curated by Sofia Bastidas, 2018, Pollock Gallery, Division of Art, Southern Methodist University.