Currently on view at Rod Barton, London is “lobstee,” a solo exhibition by Ethan Cook. It seems only right that Ethan Cook would choose to title this exhibition after a one-word poem by Aram Saroyan. Like Saroyan, Cook tends to lean towards the minimal, favoring an approach centered on visible process, understated gesture, and economy of form. Keen to find aesthetic potential in unassuming sources, both men aim to deconstruct a basic, familiar material set – in Saroyan’s case, the alphabet; in Cook’s, the constituent physical elements of painting – to inventive ends, achieving results rich in both historical reference and visual reward. The exhibition features a selection of new paintings and sculpture.
“lobstee” is on view through December 7th, 2013.
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