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Louise Laplante

Friday, September 2, 2022 to Sunday, October 16, 2022

First Fridays 6–8 PM

Sundays 1–4 PM

an artwork of colorful birds on yellowing pieces of paper

Dedication Birds, 2022

Louise Laplante’s work connects the past and present in pastel drawings with figurative silhouettes on collaged sheets of vintage books, music, or correspondence pages. Laplante finds beauty in stains, yellowing and marks on those long-neglected sheets of ephemera, and uses the text and marks on them as a inspiration for her compositions. Birds in mid-flight, parti-colored clouds, or figures people her images in rich pastel with a final burst of wistful linework over the pastel forms, accentuating her subject’s movement while adding another layer of texture.