Glitter Paintings of the 1980s

On April 25, 1993, the late art critic Vivien Raynor (1927-2009) of The New York Times wrote: "Mr. Steiner, who is one of the very few artists to use glitter, not for camp or kitsch reasons, but as a means of evoking the play of natural light. Working on canvases that are all but square, the artist dusts on the granules or applies them in oval shapes as if they were jewels in a necklace. . .The results are too scintillating to be called pastoral. And, despite occasional hints of Cubism, they have a freshness that belies the thought that has gone into them. . ." 

Proto Gridlock
Proto Gridlock

1985. 56 x 56 x 7 inches. Glitter, assemblage, mixed media on canvas. All Rights Reserved

Gridlock I
Gridlock I

1985. 56 x 56 inches. Glitter, assemblage, mixed media on canvas. All Rights Reserved

Gridlock III
Gridlock III

1985. 56 x 56 inches. Glitter, assemblage, mixed media on canvas. All Rights Reserved

Gridlock VII
Gridlock VII

1986. 54 x 54 inches. Acrylic, graphite, and glitter on canvas. All Rights Reserved

Gridlock VIII
Gridlock VIII

1986. 56 x 55 inches. Glitter, assemblage, mixed media on canvas. All Rights Reserved

Gridlock IX
Gridlock IX

1987. 56 x 56 inches. Glitter, assemblage, mixed media on canvas. All Rights Reserved

Red Gridlock 1984
Red Gridlock 1984

1984. 56 x 56 inches. Glitter, assemblage, mixed media on canvas. All Rights Reserved

Batons in a Fog
Batons in a Fog

1983. 56 x 54 inches. Glitter, assemblage, mixed media on canvas. All Rights Reserved

Batons in a Veil
Batons in a Veil

1984. 56 x 56 inches. Glitter, assemblage, mixed media on canvas. All Rights Reserved

Black and White Gridlock Variation
Black and White Gridlock Variation

1983-84. 56 x 66 inches. Oilstick on Canvas. This work is held in a private collection. All Rights Reserved

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