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Françoise Gilot: Compositions, 2002-2005

Curated by Louise Tolliver Deutschman

Françoise Gilot has been an expert witness to past significant events and great moments.  She is immersed in the present tense of painting and also a close friend of powerful memories.  Her paintings contain and reveal their memories with a sassiness and subtle humor that only a serious artist can assimilate well.

It is quite an achievement to be able to make a visual connection between the Paris of the “Apache” dancer and the rituals of the Mimbres and the Mescaleros.

Her paintings have the simultaneous fragility and robustness of a custom made bi-plane: speed and vulnerability claiming space.  Her saturated colors inhale Navaho reds and Provençal browns and exhale California blues and whites.  These colors as in a “beautiful” theorem exude logic and also, mysteriously, desire.

GRAHAM NICKSON
Dean, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture

Artist Statement

A Personal Renaissance, by Louise Tolliver Deutschman

 

Selected Works

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