MAX COLE (1937, Hodgeman County, Kansas)

The paintings of Max Cole Kansas, 1937 consist of parallel horizontal and small vertical lines and give an impression of purity and focus. Stripped from compository elements and color, Cole’s work is a search for content, content which she describes with the word “infinity.” The content of the work is that what exceeds the physicality of the painting. Cole finds this in a process of being lived: her art is an internal endeavor toward the ultimate mystery.

• Lodermeyer, Peter, Karlyn De Jongh & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, DuMont Verlag, Cologne, Germany, 2009