Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Hoffman LaChance Contemporary: Friday, 4 November 2011

Friday Nov 4th 6-10
'In Plain Air'

New paintings from Christopher Paquet and Seth Coston
at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary

In August 2000 Seth Coston and Christopher Paquet met while on the MA at Goldsmiths College in London, UK. The commonalities in their backgrounds, having both grown up between the Midwest and Atlantic seaboard, gave them a similar outlook. Their perspectives were also informed by a shared interest in the writings of George Bataille, and the paintings of artists, such as: Jacques-Louis David, Francis Bacon, and Robert Williams. Both artists' practices are informed by such pop culture touchstones as: the films of David Cronenberg, the comics of Robert Crumb and the music of Black Sabbath. Both artists now live and work in New York City.
This coming November Coston and Paquet will be exhibiting "In Plain Air" at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary. This exhibition will be a salon of new paintings in the French tradition of genre painting. The artists will explore themes of work/transgression; stasis/mutation; utopia/dystopia using the traditional formats of history painting, landscape, portraiture and still life.

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