MANY TRUTHS ABOUT SPACE
July 2 - August 29, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 2, 5:30-7:30 PM
Dolby Chadwick Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of new paintings by Louise LeBourgeois, Many Truths About Space. At once dreamlike and realistic, the paintings depict imagined waterscapes and real locations from her past in exquisite detail.
A native to New Orleans, LeBourgeois moved around quite a bit with her family as a youth. Finally settling in Chicago, she sees her paintings as a way of connecting to the places and people she carries with her in her memory. Of her work LeBourgeois says, “Water is their common theme, water as physical substance and water as carrier of our memories and desires. Water is and is not substantial at the same time, the perfect conduit to convey many truths about space.”
Her paintings of Lake Michigan have a calming effect despite the angry skies and choppy water. There is nothing else in the painting except the expanse of water and sky. Everything about these paintings begs to question the viewer to become introspective and examine themselves in relation to the scenes before them.
– Richard Donagrandi of artscope.net
LeBourgeois earned her M.F.A. from Northwestern University and her B.F.A. from the Chicago Art Institute. In 2001 she received an esteemed Artadia Grant and in 2004 a commission for the 17th District Police Station in Chicago. She has exhibited widely in the United States and Italy and is included in numerous cooperate and private collections including the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the McKesson Corporation Collection in San Francisco. She lives and works in Chicago, IL.
This will be her first solo exhibition at Dolby Chadwick Gallery.