By Tiffany Yannetta, October 8th, 2010
When the right two artists come together in collaboration, the end result is often a celebration of two like minds. Do Not Abandon Me, a 16-piece series of drawings by Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin on view now at Carolina Nitsch, reflects just that and more. The gouache drawings by Bourgeois, which Emin “responded” to with handwritten text, overlaid line drawings and more gouache, are also the culmination of a genuine friendship. Despite a 50 year age gap, Bourgeois and Emin’s collaboration revolves around their similar studies of sexuality, attachment and abandonment, and longing for a connection with another.