6 May – 6 June
Huxley-Parlour gallery are delighted to present their first exhibition with American artist, John Copeland, opening in May 2021. The exhibition will include six large scale paintings, and will be Copeland’s most ideologically wrought, and formally succinct to date.
John Copeland’s work is characterised by expressive mark making; thick, impasto oils, and heavily wrought scenes where exuberant brush strokes disrupt and distort the narrative. Using found photos and print media as a starting point, Copeland appropriates and transforms his chosen imagery, using a fierce intensity of mark making to create complex compositions that hint at insidious, visceral drives amongst otherwise ordinary tableaux.
Born in California in 1976, John Copeland studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he gained a BFA in 1998. Copeland’s work has been exhibited internationally in Copenhagen, Bologna, Zurich, New York, Leipzig and most recently at the Newport Street Gallery in London. He lives and works in New York.