Jeff Bailey Gallery is pleased to present BLUE, featuring paintings by Louise Belcourt and Sue Havens, and drawings by Stephen Hendee.

Every color comes from nature, and perhaps blue covers the vastest of spaces: sea and sky.  It is everywhere, in countless shades: from bright and clear to dark and murky.  As a synthetic color, it emanates from computer screens and serves as an artificial light source.  As an adjective, it describes emotions that range from melancholy to anger.

Louise Belcourt’s large painting evokes ice, water and air: a vast open space inhabited by animated modular forms that seem poised for take-off.

Sue Havens’ paintings of bulbous silhouetted shapes suggest both natural elements and emotional states.  In Huddle, a figural form curls into itself, withdrawing from the world around it.

Stephen Hendee’s drawings of translucent, exploding gem-like forms seem to burst and multiply, hurtling through space or mutating into larger structures.

Louise Belcourt’s first solo exhibition at the gallery was in May 2004.  Her paintings can be seen in upcoming group exhibitions at Greenburg Van Doren Gallery, New York and the Fleming Museum, Burlington, Vermont.  Sue Havens’ paintings were recently featured in Brooklyn Bridge at the Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY.  Stephen Hendee’s sculpture and installations have been featured in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions.

For further information or images, please contact Jeff Bailey at 212.989.0156 or