The Spence Collection
How art can change your life.

Unable to Proceed

Created 1978 5 Acquired 19959

underlined X cut in ceramic

Artwork Story

Re-creation by artist from 1978 original after destruction at storage company

Donated to Laguna Art Museum in 1999 as one of 109 works

Exhibited at LA Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall, curated Josine Ianco-Starrels 1982, with illustration in catalog "Some Work";
Exhibited Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Stuart Spence

This sculpture is both closed and open, a study in conflict It is the international symbol "Unable to Proceed. It was the last in a series by the artist. There is always a struggle before a change in direction.


(recreation of '78 work destroyed by L.A.Packing)


LA Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall (curated Josine Ianco Starrels) and cat/ill '82: 'Some Work'


"Exh:Laguna Art Museum, 1998-9, 'Life Lessons; ...'"

About the Artist

Gifford Myers


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