Ideas and Influences: Louise Belcourt

New York-based painter Louise Belcourt recently returned from a quiet summer in the country, where she completed new work, which is on view through December 12 at the Locks Gallery in Philadelphia. The series comprises collages on paper made with painted gouache shapes, infusing the curvy hard-edge simplicity of Matisse cutouts with the joy and … read more… “Ideas and Influences: Louise Belcourt”

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Landscape girls at Jeff Bailey

According to Andrew Johnson in The Independent, art dealer Iwan Wirth, who represents Louise Bourgeois, admits that women artists face prejudice and discrimination, with their works selling for a fraction of the price of their male counterparts. The huge gap in prices between the likes of Lucian Freud and Bourgeois was “a constant source of … read more… “Landscape girls at Jeff Bailey”

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IMHO: Don’t stop me if I’m repeating myself

“Déjà Vu? Revealing Repetition in French Masterpieces,” organized by Eik Kahng. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD. Through Jan. 1. Phoenix Art Museum, January 20 through May 4, 2008. Check out the NYTimes slide show of the exhibition. “America’s Presidents,” Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. Permanent exhibition. Repetition has always been a common practice among … read more… “IMHO: Don’t stop me if I’m repeating myself”

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David Humphrey riffs on linear connections at EFA Gallery

Stephen Maine writes about group show “Horizon” in the NY Sun: “The show is a blast, and a funny send-up of the inevitable catch-all summer group show that commercial galleries struggle to repackage under curatorial cover.” Curator David Humphrey,a painter represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Gallery, suggests that there is a linguistic analogy lurking … read more… “David Humphrey riffs on linear connections at EFA Gallery”

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