Louisiana master Douglas Bourgeois’ soul-satisfying paintings of pop stars and passionate music lovers may be the No. 1 crowd-pleaser at New Orleans’ international art festival, Prospect.3. Read More
This two-person exhibition of recent work by Jacqueline Bishop and Douglas Bourgeois is startling in a number of ways. Both artists bring a mind-boggling deftness to the act of painting, with imagery you might need a magnifying glass to appreciate fully. Read More
It’s called A Loss for Words, and this two-person exhibition of recent work by Jacqueline Bishop and Douglas Bourgeois is startling in any number of ways. Both bring a mind-boggling deftness to the act of painting, with imagery that you might need a magnifying glass to fully appreciate. Read More
What’s left to say about Louisiana masters Jacqueline Bishop and Douglas Bourgeois? They are the cream of the generation of Bayou State artists who came of age artistically while Ron and Nancy were in the White House. Read More
It’s like a weird dream. Soul siren Irma Thomas, dressed in a golden Jackie Kennedy pantsuit, beckons us into a lush landscape of blue irises, python-like oak limbs, and red-winged black birds that sing along to old-fashioned phonograph records Read More
Douglas Bourgeois may be the most successful obscure artist in America. His smallish paintings command respectable prices—for their size, by New York standards—and his most recent show of over one hundred paintings, drawings, and collages sold quickly Arthur Roger Gallery; November 4—December 12. 2006]. Read More
Douglas Bourgeois, both magician and mechanic, deconstructs and reconfigures reality as a hermetic and skewed detail-packed world. He is an artist of these times, this country, and, specifically, New Orleans. Read More
Working day after day in his St. Amant, La., studio near Gonzales, it usually takes Douglas Bourgeois three years to create enough of his small, hyper-detailed artwork for a show.
This time, Hurricane Katrina delayed his planned exhibition, adding another year to his intensive work schedule. Read More
It’s something the almost never happens, a once-in-a-lifetime event. Ordinarily it takes Douglas Bourgeois, the most meticulous artist in Louisiana if not the world, ages to complete a single, modestly proportioned canvas. Read More
MS: Look at the blessing civilization hath brought us. Speaking of which, let me transition over to another painting from the same year –1993– called The Traveler. Here again we have the tensions between the two value systems.
DB: The same themes more or less, but maybe a little more despairing and maybe a little more allegorical in that she’s obviously a salesman or a business person, because she’s got the briefcase and fast food and her accounting work. Read More