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PAUL P. — CENTAURS ON THE BEACH

Imagine CENTAURS ON THE BEACH, an exhibition of new work by Paul P. at Morena di Luna in Hove—just outside of Brighton—presented by Maureen Paley.

The ongoing body of portraits that define much of Paul P.’s practice originate in the pages of erotic gay magazines produced in the years bracketed by the advent of gay liberation and the beginning of the AIDS crisis; a period of tenuous, provisional freedom. He takes the explicit materials of desire from recent queer history and uses them to consider broader historical representations of homosexual desire: a veiled language, springing from subtlety and innuendo in which beauty, often in the guise of mythological creatures and gods, found safe passage in eras of criminalization. From their original position in time the portraits look back to the transient wellsprings of queer aesthetics, and forward to future liberties and tragedies, wherein aesthetic energy loses and regains its unruly value.*

PAUL P.—CENTAURS ON THE BEACH*

Through May 31.

Morena di Luna

3 Adelaide Crescent, Hove.

Paul P., Centaurs on the Beach, Morena di Luna, Hove, March 21–May 10, 2020, from top: Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas; Untitled, 2014, oil on canvas; Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas; Untitled, 2015, oil on linen; Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas; Untitled, 2019, oil on linen; Untitled, 2019, oil on linen; Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas; Untitled, 2019, oil on linen; Untitled, 2019, oil on linen; Untitled, 2010, oil on canvas; Untitled, 2019, oil on linen. Images courtesy and © the artist and Maureen Paley, London.

WOLFGANG TILLMANS AT MAUREEN PALEY

An exhibition of new and unseen work by Wolfgang Tillmans will be up for one more week at Maureen Paley.

Included in the show are new Greifbar works, as well as the 2019 series Old Street (parallax).

WOLFGANG TILLMANS

Through August 4.

Maureen Paley

21 Herald Street, Bethnal Green, London.

Wolfgang Tillmans, from top: Greifbar 77, 2018, inkjet print mounted on Dibond in artist’s frame; InterRail, b, 1987, framed black and white laser photocopy; Extra Dry II, 2009, unframed inkjet print; not yet titled, 1993, framed color laser photocopy; last year, 2018, framed color laser photocopy. Images courtesy and © the artist and Maureen Paley.

GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON

The new show by Gardar Eide Einarsson is on view in London for one more week.*

GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON

Through May 26.

Maureen Paley

21 Herald Street, Bethnal Green, London.

*See “A man fights, and fights, and then fights some more…,” PARIS LA 6 (Spring 2011), 2–13.

Gardar Eide Einarsson, from top: The Spirit of Zen; a Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East, 2019; untitled (Hand), 2019; untitled (Axe), 2019; all acrylic and gesso on canvas. Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently as possible, 2019, enamel on laser cut aluminium; Liquid Explosive Detonated by Pull-Friction Fuze, 2019; The German Peters Candybar Boobytrap, 2019; both acrylic, gesso, graphite and silk screen ink on canvas. Images courtesy and © the artist and Maureen Paley.

AA BRONSON IN LONDON

AA BronsonFelix Partz, and Jorge Zontal were introduced to one another in 1968 in Toronto, and formed the art and activism collective General Idea the following year.

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of this meeting, Maureen Paley presents AA BRONSON—GENERAL IDEA.

AA BRONSON—GENERAL IDEA

Through November 11.

Maureen Paley

21 Herald Street, Bethnal Green, London.

Top: Felix Partz in Toronto, circa 1970. Photograph by Jorge Zontal.

Above: Zontal, circa 1972.

Below: AA Bronson in 1969. Photograph by Zontal.

OSCAR TUAZON — FIRE

Themes of fire, water, sustainability, and justice come together in FIREOscar Tuazon’s new exhibition of sculptures and watercolors at Maureen Paley.
Through July 29.
Maureen Paley
21 Herald Street, Bethnal Green, London.

Top: Oscar Tuazon, Solar Sage Burner for Leonard Peltier [NSRGNTS], 2018, cast iron bus bench, Foamex print, abalone shell, sage, and concave mirror.

Above:  Oscar Tuazon(FIRE) for Winona LaDuke [Peter van den Berg, Antoine Rocca], 2018, stainless steel, refractory brick, wood, fire.
Bottom: Oscar TuazonFire Circle, 2018, watercolor on paper.