PLEASE BE QUIET PLEASE. paintings 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.
And the stuff enters a soul.”
from “Symmetry of a Purge”
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