Currently on view at Jonathan Viner, London is “http://youtu.be/7e0F5Y2mjqo” a solo exhibition by Paul Cowan. For the exhibition Cowan repainted the front gallery with an appropriately titled, ‘banana dream 1’; common latex paint infused with a vetiver essential oil, implicating the paint to perform in a way beyond its standard capabilities. A conceal that simultaneously reveals, an interest in nearly all of the materials used in Cowan’s work. This true affect of the essential oil supports a new group of ‘lure paintings’. Composed of monochrome fabrics often used to create stage curtains, that are then pierced with an assortment of fishing lures; store bought and hand painted ‘spoon’ lures and hand tied ‘flies’. They stand in as a compounded and commodified mark, revealing their repercussive tendencies and surfacing the concept of editing specific to painting and extending beyond.
“http://youtu.be/7e0F5Y2mjqo” is on view through May 3, 2014.
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