– Louise Bourgeois
The works in this online presentation articulate different states of Bourgeois’s emotional terrain. Though her drawings constitute a very separate practice from her sculptural work, they retain a similar tension, oscillating between figuration and abstraction. In Ursula: Issue 4, American writer, artist, and cultural critic Gary Indiana discusses the submerged continent of Louise Bourgeois’ ingeniously diverse writings, his encounters working with the artist.
Louise BourgeoisDrawings 1947 – 2007
For our inaugural online exhibition, we bring directly to your screen a selection of drawings by the celebrated French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. Drawing was a daily ritual throughout Bourgeois’s seven-decade career, used as a necessary tool to record and exorcise her memories and emotions. The works in this presentation capture her inner psyche through undulating marks in ink, watercolor and pencil.
‘Louise Bourgeois. Drawings 1947 – 2007’ coincides with the launch of ‘Dispatches’, a new series of original video, online features and experiences that connects you with our artists as we continue to navigate our shared reality together. We invite you to learn more about ‘Louise Bourgeois – To Unravel a Torment’ at the Museum Voorlinden.
Top: Louise Bourgeois in her home on West 20th Street, New York, 2000. Photo: © Jean-François JaussaudMiddle: Detail of Louise Bourgeois’s work area in her home on West 20th Street, New York, 2019. Photo: Rob SingletonLower: A view of the parlor in Louise Bourgeois’s home on West 20th Street, New York, 2016. Photo: Jean-François JaussaudAll images: © The Easton Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York