Louise P. Sloane
Louise Sloane combines bold geometric shapes with the flowing, linear shape of handwriting. Essentially, these are color studies in which she emphasizes color relationships and the texture and consistency of the paint itself. Paint is applied thickly, and across the canvas like handwriting, and she then applies color in the spaces between the marks, creating a richly layered, saturated surface. Sloane explains in her statement that it's important for the pieces to come across as human made, so by using handwriting within a grid of squares and rectangles, she adheres to a primitive human connection to mark making that she pairs with modernist concepts of paint texture, hue, and shape in relation to the surface of the canvas.
A solo exhibition Sloane's work is to be shown at Andre Zarre Gallery, 529 West 20 Street #7E, NYC, April 7 - May 9, 2015. More info on the artist's website here.