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Merit Award


Mark Gray
oil on board
48" x 24"
Kudos from Peter Trippi: "What a strange and compelling picture. We all brush our teeth, many of us with just this same grim determination, but few artists bother to record the act. The composition is startling, the physiognomy off-putting, the mottled surface jarring, yet it all comes together brilliantly to transmit a jolt of real-life energy. The infusion of bright blue marks (or is that turquoise?) across the picture plane is particularly adept because it weaves the composition together so well."
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