Drawings 1947 – 2007
The works in this online presentation articulate different states of Bourgeois’s emotional terrain. Though her drawings constitute a very separate practice from her sculptural work, they retain a similar tension, oscillating between figuration and abstraction. Unique personal symbolism and formal motifs recur throughout, along with references to architecture, anatomy, geometry, and the natural world.
In Ursula: Issue 4, American writer, artist, and cultural critic Gary Indiana discusses the submerged continent of Louise Bourgeois’ ingeniously diverse writings, his encounters working with the artist, and the ways in which Bourgeois devoted a lifetime to excavating her unconscious.