© Jerald Ieans
Title: Allure
Date: 1996
Artist: Jerald Ieans
American, born 1970
Medium: oil and glue on canvas
Dimensions:
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
Notes:
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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