visual language of my paintings embraces the legacies of reductive and
minimalist ideologies, while celebrating the beauty of color, and the human
connection to mark making. The way the brain registers color, movement and
spatial/geometric relationships is at the heart of my work.
work focuses upon geometric forms, grids and patterns. These detail oriented
works are typically divided into rectangles or squares. The square has become a
repetitive motif, which along with the grid provides structure for all of these
paintings. Similar compositional principles underlie each work with some slight
modifications. Commonly the image is divided into five parts:four rectangles and a central square.
Whether the square is dimensionally similar to the outer rectangles or not, it
always dominates, creating a central core for the flow of the painting.It is important to me that the works
present themselves as human made objects. Not wanting to obfuscate the traditional
precepts of reductive art, my goal has been to utilize this rich past and move
forward through my own modifications and additions.The flaws and imperfections of the repetitive handmade
patterns and physical motion and depth of paint are accentuated by the
geometric formalities within the paintings’ structure. Information has been
encoded in lines and patterns throughout human history, and the work connects
me to this personal past.Regardless
of the painting’s texture and color, the square prevails, providing harmony and
paintings, complex color contrasts intensify the three dimensionality of the
texture, and compete for the viewer’s focus, keeping the eyes and mind in
constant motion, fusing my interests in geometry, color, and light.
“Louise P. Sloane's paintings have a compelling physicality, with their rich colors, and dense textured surfaces. Her seemingly abstract compositions are constructed in layers of mixed media such as molding paste, pumice gels, pure pigment and tube colors or house paints, over canvas or wood panels. Grids, incisions and lines mark the surfaces of her paintings, and conjure up images of ancient tablets and hieroglyphs. In her most recent works, written words and narratives provide the base for Ms. Sloane's visual imagery resulting in a kind of modern archeology. “ Doris Mukabaa, Director, DMContemporary, Mill Neck, New York 2005