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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.

PARIS, LA #9 OUT NOW

PARIS, LA
ISSUE #9 / SUMMER 2013

CONTENTS

The Accident of Design
Nina Yashar, Milan’s foremost furniture gallerist, in conversation with Dorothée Perret

Natural Mystic, or Rediscovering Caravaggio in LA
Photos by Daniel Trese

Color is a Powerful Tool Which Has Its Own Language
Collages by Anthony Gerace

Love and Let Love
Fashion portfolio by Cédric Rivrain

Monumental Fashion
Rick Owens, Los Angeles-to-Paris transplant, in conversation with Dorothée Perret

Venetian Surfers
Drawings by Paul P.

NOTEBOOK
Touch Me, I’m Sick (excerpts from a novel) by JB Hanak

POSTER
Onaboat 2 by Bea Schlingelhoff

CENTERFOLD
Chanel Spring 2013 Ad Campaign Remix by Pierre-François Letué