Sharon Louden
Windows
2016

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Louden explores color through awkward rectangular and square forms. She writes: “The repetitive nature of these rectangles and squares are meant to imply a flexibility that holds color but also allows color to pass through them. I see these forms as stumbling blocks that are falling apart. They fluctuate with their own anxiety, yet are also organized.”

Louden begins by layering gesso on paper. Once dried, she applies oil paint stroke by stroke until she has reached her desired color, thickness, transparency, and texture. Each work takes her several weeks to complete, as she must let each overlapping layer dry before she can continue.

Sharon Louden was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1964. She holds an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Weisman Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Louden's work is held in major public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.

Her work has also been written about in the New York Times, Art in America, Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine, ARTnews, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as other publications.

Sharon Louden is a Senior Critic at the New York Academy of Art and the editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists. Louden’s second book, The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, will be published in March 2017 by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. The launch of her new book will be at the Strand Book Store on March 2, 2017, followed by an extensive book tour.

This work is not framed.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    11.5 in. H x 12 in. W
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU1771374363
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