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Mildred Howard (American, b.1945)
LOT ID: 83979
Louisa at Divisadero, ie. circa 1993

Mixed Media, on glass (window)
24 х 24 in. (60.96 x 60.96 cm.)
Unsigned
Lot description
Year is 1993/2007. Framed size is 24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cm).

This mixed media on glass work by contemporary artist Mildred Howard is both a portrait of the eponymous Louisa and a commentary on the nature of seeing, with the complex interaction of image and glass evoking issues of opacity, subjectivity, and perception. The black miniature window placed on the surface of the work further advances these themes. “Louisa at Divisadero” demonstrates the artist’s special affinity for glass, as well as her longstanding practice of using found materials and objects to connect her work to a larger history.

Mildred Howard (b. 1945) is a contemporary American artist best known for her work in sculpture, mixed media, and installation art. Howard’s art often employs found objects and materials to explore issues of individual perception, national identity, and historical meaning. Howard has had solo shows at Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2000); Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (2001, 2004, 2007, 2010); Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA (2002, 2006, 2008); Walcot Chapel, Bath, England (2003); and Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2004), among many others. Over the last forty years, she has participated in many group exhibitions, including shows at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (1993); the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA (2000); the Oakland Museum of Art (2003); and the International Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA (2006). Mildred Howard has been the recipient of awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others.

Selected Public Collections:
Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
International Museum of Glass & Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Louisa at Divisadero by Mildred Howard
  • Louisa at Divisadero by Mildred Howard
  • Louisa at Divisadero by Mildred Howard
  • Louisa at Divisadero by Mildred Howard
  • Louisa at Divisadero by Mildred Howard
  • Louisa at Divisadero by Mildred Howard
  • Louisa at Divisadero by Mildred Howard
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