Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New solo show in the US: please be quiet please - paintings by chris dennis, words by lauren capone

paintings  by CHRIS DENNIS words by LAUREN CAPONE

APRIL 13 – MAY 18 2013

Reception, Saturday April 13th. 3-6pm (Reading by Lauren Capone at 4.30pm)

Please be quiet, please. (Named after Raymond Carver’s first short story collection) is Chris’ third solo show at Coup and sees a further distillation of his long standing preoccupations with surface and texture. His recognizable Therianthropes are still present, but are overpowered by forces flowing out and over these small panels against a backdrop of surprising colour.
In his own words: “There are a lot of things I don’t say, shouldn’t say. Things I don’t want to hear.
These are some of those things”.

Adding another dimension to the show, Chris is delighted that New Orleans poet, Lauren Capone has agreed to provide a series of ‘responses’ to the work.  They will presented in the gallery alongside the paintings and included in a forthcoming publication.

“Something squirms to loose itself of me,
a thing not to say, I wish I wouldn’t have said,

mouths agape, as though telling.
Tell me:

And the stuff enters a soul.”

from “Symmetry of a Purge”

Coup d’oeil art consortium.  
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