Joseph Whitt has been busy pushing the boundaries at Vanderbilt through another original exhibit of works by the renowned New York-based painter Jules de Balincourt. By employing styles of folk art and abstraction in his artworks, de Balincourt is able to challenge the limitations of contemporary painting while still achieving compositional skill. He uses color in a nontraditional manner to call attention to specific areas and ideas. This retrospect, covering works from 2002 to the present, will feature earlier paintings that illustrate his thoughts on New York after 9/11, later paintings questioning ideas of a free society, his most recent rarely seen nonfigurative paintings and a sculpture. Balincourt's work has been exhibited in Paris, New York, London and Los Angeles and shouldn't be missed while it's in town.
Oct. 23-Dec. 5, 2008