Pat Steir at SF MOMA (Famous Works)


Pat Steir’s work is a mix of Abstract Expressionism and traditional Chinese painting. Steir smeared and hurled white paint onto a black-washed canvas to produce the rhythmic, surf-like pattern of drips and splashes that comprise the title image, “Three Pointed Waterfall” (1990), which is exhibited at the San Francisco MOMA. I like the mix of choreography and chance in her work.

“I depend on gravity to leave a lot of space for accident, … for chaos. I’m trying desperately to make chaos.” ~ Pat Steir

Waterfall (1991) at Ochi Gallery

Tyne International Panorama (1990)
Oil on canvas / Five panels, 132 x 144″ – Panel #4