East City Art Reviews: Willem de Looper: Paintings 1968-1972
By Claudia Rousseau, P.h.D.
February 7, 2022
As we walked into Hemphill gallery’s elegant white spaces, a friend commented “it’s like a chapel”; an especially apt description of the sensation that emerges from this group of eleven paintings by Willem de Looper on exhibit here for the first time in many years. My friend was referring to the sense of calm, a meditative sensibility that one feels in seeing these luminous works together in an otherwise empty space.
In the Galleries: Willem de Looper
By Mark Jenkins for The Washington Post
February 5, 2022
Made over just four years, the luminous Willem de Looper abstractions in “Paintings, 1968-1972” demonstrate a subtle but significant transition. The 11 pictures at Hemphill Artworks, unexhibited for many years, shift from allover compositions to ones in which the watery colors are stacked horizontally, although still lushly blended.
WILLEM de LOOPER: Paintings 1968-1972 is on view at HEMPHILL through February 26, 2022.
WILLEM de LOOPER: Paintings 1968-1972 | Catalogue
WILLEM de LOOPER: Paintings 1968 – 1972, is on view at HEMPHILL through February 26, 2022.
HEMPHILL has partnered with the Frauke and Willem de Looper Foundation to showcase eleven paintings created between 1968 and 1972. Largely pulled from storage, and unseen by the public for many years, these works must be experienced in person to fully appreciate their immersive effect on the viewer.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, 40 pages with 11 full color reproductions, published by HEMPHILL Artworks and the Frauke and Willem de Looper Foundation.