November 16 - December 29, 2018
Reception: Friday, November 16th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
In conversation with the exhibition of Matisse drawings and prints, Locks will present a concurrent exhibition of works on paper by prominent Philadelphia artist, Elizabeth Osborne. This exhibition, Homage to… features works that exemplify the artist’s process as well as her deep relationship to her models. Osborne, an artist greatly-influenced by Matisse’s use of color and light, explores interior space and decoration to create intimate portraits of her subjects, many of whom she remains close to, after having worked with them for decades. The watercolor studies and drawings featured in this exhibition are intensely personal—capturing, like Matisse, the individual spark of her models in rich blocks of color and simple lines.