Reference Entry

Jaudon, Valerie

Courtney Gerber

in Oxford Art Online


Published online October 2006 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T2021745

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage
  • Painting
  • Public Art, Land Art, and Environmental Art
  • Art of the United States
  • Latin American and Caribbean Art
  • 20th-Century Art
  • Contemporary Art

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

(b Greenville, MI, Aug 6, 1945).

American painter and installation artist. She studied first at the Memphis Academy of Art (1965), then at the University of the Americas, Mexico City (1966–7) and finally at the St Martin’s School of Art, London (1968–9). She had her first solo exhibition in 1977 at the Holly Solomon Gallery in New York. Jaudon completed numerous permanent public art commissions and her paintings are represented in collections throughout the USA and Europe. In the 1970s Jaudon was linked most closely to the pattern and decoration movement (P&D). Her participation in this movement demonstrated her engagement with issues that were also understood as being at the core of the contemporaneous feminist art movement: disrupting the modernist definition of fine art as non-decorative, strictly formal, and, generally, produced by white men from Western cultures. In the painting Bellefontaine (1976; see 1996 exh. cat., p. 52), Jaudon fused modernism’s geometric abstraction with the interlacing curves and angles found in Islamic or Celtic ornamentation from the Middle Ages. She consciously takes care that the Western idiom of abstract painting does not overpower the non-Western decorative motifs, so that they coexist in a cross-cultural, non-hierarchical collaboration....

Reference Entry.  785 words. 

Subjects: Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage ; Painting ; Public Art, Land Art, and Environmental Art ; Art of the United States ; Latin American and Caribbean Art ; 20th-Century Art ; Contemporary Art

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.