Stars and stripes: “Intervals,” paintings by Gene Davis, Kenneth Noland and Tim Bavington
San Diego Union-Tribune
The stripe was an icon of the 1960s. It was the perfect structure for eluding the gestural paint strokes or drips favored by the preceding generation of abstract expressionists. Gene Davis, who died in 1985, was widely known as a painter committed to the stripe — more specifically, the vertical stripe. He used it like a rhythmic device.