© Jerald Ieans
Title: Allure
Date: 1996
Artist: Jerald Ieans
American, born 1970
Medium: oil and glue on canvas
21 x 25 in. (53.3 x 63.5 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of David and Judy Capes
Object Number: 62:2006
Current Location: Not On View
The cool, glossy surface of Allure has changed since it was first painted. Originally more translucent, the layers of glue are now beautifully hazy and opaque, obscuring the lavender under-layer of paint so that it reads as a shade of gray. Repeated blue elliptical shapes arranged on the surface energize the composition. Two of the painted ellipses playfully overlap elliptical outlines and imbue the painting with a sense of movement as they seem to have slid away from their original positions.
Signed: unsigned on recto on verso, on canvas, u.r., in black marker: Jerald Ieans / 1996 / "allure" [possibly signature]
Exhibition History
Title: Discovering African American Art
Date: February 9, 2007 - July 18, 2007
Venue: Saint Louis Art Museum
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