Steven Cushner & Willem de Looper
At Hemphill Fine Arts, Steven Cushner and Willem de Looper Put In The Work
John Anderson, Washington City Paper
The recent exhibitions at Hemphill Fine Art are about putting in the time. It is likely most people don’t consider artists as ones who punch clocks to produce work. This is an exhibition that dispels the myth that an artist must be moved by some unforeseen “inspiration” as the modus operandi behind how an abstract artwork gets made.
Willem de Looper: Paintings 1968-72
Whirlwind tour through the District’s many painting exhibits
February 9, 2012
Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post
"By the late 1960s, he was employing the techniques pioneered by Morris Louis (who died in 1962), using multiple washes of thin acrylic pigment to produce rich tints and billowing forms. Louis called one of his series 'Veils,' and 'Purple Veil' is among the four large de Looper canvases in Hemphill Fine Arts’ 'Paintings 1968-72.'"