Sidney Cooper Gallery

Current Exhibition

The Easton Foundation/VAGA, New York/DACS, London 2015.

Louise Bourgeois: Autobiographical Series and 11 Drypoints

11 March – 11 April

Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010) is widely renowned and considered one of the most influential artists of modern and contemporary art. Bourgeois’ work, whether sculpture, drawing or printmaking, has always maintained an autobiographical theme and expresses some of her own vulnerabilities – loneliness, insecurity, anger, sadness, desire.

Autobiographical Series (1994) captures some of her deepest thoughts and memories whilst 11 Drypoints (1999) brings theses anxieties into more abstract territory. Featuring her most recognised motifs, from the pregnant woman to the cat, the prints in these two series are clearly inspired by her fascination with the human condition.

Lecture: Louise Bourgeois: DON'T JUST CALL HER ART FEMINIST
Tuesday 10th March
5 – 6pm

Kath Abiker will explore the prints on display and other works by the artist in order to consider the problematics of categorisation.

This will be followed by a preview of the exhibition, which is free to all, 6 – 8pm.

The gallery is open Tuesdays - Fridays 10.30am - 5pm, and Saturdays 11.30am - 5pm. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays, and in between exhibitions.