John Copeland: Your Heaven Looks Just Like My Hell




An exhibition of work by American artist John Copeland (b.1976). The exhibition – ‘Your Heaven Looks Just Like My Hell’ – will feature twenty-five paintings, dating from 2009 to 2017, taken from the Murderme collection.

Veering between representation and abstraction, Copeland’s paintings feature tactile, impasto surfaces, rendered in oil and acrylic paint. Professing an interest in ‘any arrangement that involves interaction between the figures’, Copeland often situates his subjects in social settings – around a table, playfully balanced on one another’s shoulders, or surveying a painting as a group. The figures remain, however, deeply ambiguous, and are set against abstract backgrounds populated by curious, amorphous shapes. The unnerving quality of the imagery is heightened by the appearance of pairs or mirrored human forms, as in The Bullet Screams Past (2015).

Duration 21 February 2018 - 28 May 2018
Times Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 6pm
Cost Free
Venue Newport Street Gallery
Address Newport Street, London, SE11 6AJ
Contact 020 3141 9320 / info@newportstreetgallery.com / www.newportstreetgallery.com

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