Louise Despont X Gary Graham, a limited edition capsule collection based on Despont’s “Diamond Stepwell,” will be available in Tribeca May 24, 2017. Graham discovered Despont’s work at the Drawing Center in Spring 2016. Mutual admiration connected them on Instagram and the two decided to collaborate.
Louise Despont, an artist known for using compasses, stencils and rulers, draws complex and meditative abstractions with colored pencils and graphite. Through successive layers of mark making and erasure on antique ledger paper, Despont opens a space that is both ancient and contemporary. These delicately rendered geometries radiate a sense of mysterious metaphysical import akin to that found in the works of early 20th Century spiritualist artists like Augustin Lesage and Emma Kunz.
Louise Despont splits her time in Bali and NYC. Her work has been shown in venues internationally including The Drawing Center, Pioneer Works, the Petite Palais in Paris, IMO in Copenhagen and Ibid in London. Public collections of her work include the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the RISD Museum. Despont is represented by Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in NYC.