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This monograph features the work of Douglas Bourgeois, a figurative artist whose meticulously detailed paintings and sculptural assemblages present icons of popular culture as well as ordinary people from Louisiana's diverse populations. Bourgeois' work often portrays religious imagery and environmental concerns and the political issues expressed in the rock and roll and movies he loves. He fuses private fantasy with a kind a social document, exploring everything from racial tensions to violence, both domestic and public. The artist, like the figures he depicts, searches for magic or spiritual qualities in everyday life. Ultimately, he and his art seek redemption.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781555952211
ISBN-10: 1555952216
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 254mm x 17mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Hudson Hills Press Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Hudson Hills Press Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dan Cameron

David S. Rubin is Curator of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, and previously held posts at museums in Phoenix and Cleveland. Dan Cameron is Senior Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Estill Curtis Pennington! a fine art consultant, divides his time between Kentucky and the Netherlands. Douglas Bourgeois is a lifelong resident of Louisiana.

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