For Tomorrow is typical of Dessner's painterly interest in exploring how color and light can create depth and movement across the surface of the canvas. This painting’s title is deliberately non-representational. Dessner always wanted to avoid a title that might lead viewers to "see" something in it, so he used abstract titles. For Tomorrow is a positive, lyrical, and open-ended title that matches the loveliness of the painting.
Dessner is most known for large, colorful, non-representational paintings such as For Tomorrow. Although in the early 1990's, he completed a series of "memoir" paintings that included representational images as seen in his Decades painting which is also located here as part of the Pennsylvania Convention Center's art collection.
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