Deaf Bats Blind Shepherds
OPENING April 5th 2019
@ wildpalms Düsseldorf
Wildpalms proudly presents the first solo show in Germany of the American painter Lauriston Avery. For many years Avery, who lives and works in NY, has focused on producing an incredible body of work that is now coming to light.
His extensive research with secular materials, such as soil, mirror, sticks, fur, and their applications have evolved into a depth of pictorial form that speaks with a uniquely sensual, rhythmic clarity.
The works imply a process of mapping, the cellular body, aerial views of forgotten cities or mysterious constellations subjected to a manic ordering of addition and subtraction.
Though reflective of some of the complex motivations behind Avery’s work, it is the primacy of the expressive form, the mystery of the aesthetic experience, that drives Avery’s investigations and practice.