Yesterday in class my professor lectured on '60s California artist Ronald Davis. I first saw Davis' incredible work at MoMA's Color Chart show in 2008 and was super happy to be reminded of him again. All of the above pieces are among,
"Davis's "plastic paintings," which marked a departure from his works on canvas. The artist made these work "the same way one makes a fiberglass boat or car body"—by layering translucent polyester resin, fiberglass, and pigment in a Formica mold. The machine-polished surface recalls the fiberglass surfboards of 1960s Los Angeles, while the painterly brushstrokes and illusion of receding space are traditional pictorial conventions, making Ring an intersection of painting, sculpture, and the manufactured object."
Needless to say I am totally in love with their bright color palette and milky finish. I want one!
Learn more about Davis (and see more of his work) at his website here, at the Tate Modern's site here, and at MoMA's site here.