WILLEM DE LOOPER

Opening Reception January 18, 6-8pm

January 18-March 24, 2018

Untitled, ca. 1973

Acrylic on canvas

76" x 84"

Untitled, 1976

acrylic on canvas

87 3/4" x 64 3/4"

Untitled, 1973

acrylic on canvas

86" x 93"

Lost Cache Series, No. 2, 1977

acrylic on paper

10" x 30"

Lost Cache Series, No. 5, 1977, November

acrylic on paper

10" x 30"

Lost Cache Series, No. 6,1977, October

acrylic on paper

10" x 30"

In 1972, Willem de Looper traveled to the Western United States to see the sublime natural formations of the Grand Canyon. The rocky façade provided de Looper with a visualized storyline of millions of years of natural history. The stunning qualities of the banded strata left a lasting impression on the artist and ultimately became a subconscious obsession. Painting with rollers enabled de Looper to depict abstracted landscapes inspired by his travels. The delicate yet deliberate choice of color and layered paint presents the viewer with a vibrant representation of the craggy façade de Looper encountered at the Grand Canyon in 1972. WILLEM DE LOOPER presents paintings and works on paper from this period.