Louise Sheldon Custom Clutch
The work of Louise Sheldon pokes holes into memories of our daily
surroundings. Her subject matter becomes a conduit for apparitions,
stolen moments for the artist to inject the sublime. The viewer is
left questioning whether what is known actually exists. Louise admits
confusing dream states with recollections, as seen in a watercolor
depicting a boy in a bathtub. Channeling the memory of a scene from
The Lost Boys movie, the painting “Tim”, at first glance seems like a
painting of a young man bathing. On closer inspection, we are left
wondering whether the ageless boy and his dog are actually even there
or whether they are phantoms, as their shadows suggest. Sheldon’s
work is also preoccupied with the daily reminders that nudge us as
consumers, in the form of store fronts, packaging, or displays. She
beautifully animates the everyday ordinary so that a stack of VHS
tapes dances across your vision, Twix bars ethereally swim by, and a
varied array of beer for sale is like a constellation of sparkling
glass winking back at you.
Louise Sheldon was born in Providence, Rhode Island and now lives and
works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work is currently on view at Safe Gallery
in Brooklyn in a two person exhibition with J Penry.
Each bag is 100% cotton canvas, if fully lined, and measures 12" x 6", with a brass ring and a leather tab.