Isabelle de Borchgrave, Belgian, born 1946. Mantua, 2011. Mixed media, acrylic, ink, metallic powder and adhesive on paper. 59 x 94 ¼ x 25 inches. Collection of the artist.

Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper

June 15, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Hodge Gallery Henry Gallery

Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper features the life-size, trompe l’œil paper costumes of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave (b. 1946). From replicas of Renaissance Italian gowns to recreations of the fantastical modernist costumes of the Ballet Russes, her work covers 500 years of fashion. Each paper sculpture is inspired by depictions found in early European paintings or fashion collections from around the world. Included in the exhibition is a sculpture based on a painting by Justus Sustermans in the FIA’s permanent collection.

The exhibition has been organized by Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Society of the Four Arts, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Frick Art and Historical Center, Baker Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, and SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film.

From the Exhibition

  • Isabelle de Borchgrave, Belgian, born 1946. Petit sac brode (Small embroidered bag), 1994. Mixed media, acrylic, ink, metallic powder and adhesive on paper. 5 ½ x 9 x 1 ½ inches. Collection of the artist.

  • Isabelle de Borchgrave, Belgian, born 1946. Lorenzo il Magnifico, 2007. Mixed media, acrylic, ink, metallic powder and adhesive on paper. 77 x 32 x 27 ½ inches. Collection of the artist.

  • Isabelle de Borchgrave, Belgian, born 1946. Pallas, 2007. Mixed media, acrylic, ink, metallic powder and adhesive on paper. 72 ½ x 33 x 21 inches. Collection of the artist.

  • Isabelle de Borchgrave, Belgian, born 1946. Maria-Maddalena d’Austria, 2007. Mixed media, acrylic, ink, metallic powder and adhesive on paper. 74 x 47 ½ x 48 inches. Collection of the artist.

  • Isabelle de Borchgrave, Belgian, born 1946. Male Guest, 2009. Mixed media, acrylic, ink, metallic powder and adhesive on paper. 62 x 28 x 11 inches. Collection of the artist.

     

  • Isabelle de Borchgrave, Belgian, born 1946. La Dame in Bleu (The Woman in Blue), 2009. Mixed media, acrylic, ink, metallic powder and adhesive on paper. 75 ½ 51 x 44 inches. Collection of the artist.