13 Dec 2017
Perle Fine/Marguerite Louppe: New York/Paris
Freedman Gallery, Albright College
Reviewed by Rose-Carol Washton Long
The pairing of the painters Perle Fine and Marguerite Louppe opens corresponding windows on two vibrant art scenes of the 20th century: New York's AbEx, and Paris from the 1930s to the '60s. They were remarkable colorists, Louppe with her geometric, purist landscapes and still lifes in rich earth tones, and Fine with her luminous Prescience series.
They should have been highly regarded in their day but the show doesn't dwell on absence. Instead the careful hanging allows each artist to sing with her own voice, promoting a superb interaction. Louppe's 1958 gouache sketches for posters for Galerie Drouet are fresh, lighthearted interpretations of Cubism. Fine's Collage #2 (1965) is a transformative investigation of the movement from abstract to symbolic. Both chose to innovate within the parameters of their milieu. The show presents their independent but similarly passionate and meticulous processes to great advantage.
|Exhibition||Perle Fine/Marguerite Louppe: New York/Paris|
|Start date||26 Oct 2017|
|End date||15 Dec 2017|
|Presenter||Freedman Gallery, Albright College link|
|Venue||1621 N. 13th Street, Reading, PA, USA map|
|Image||Perle Fine, Collage #2, 1965, courtesy of Freedman Gallery, Albright College|
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