Elizabeth Peyton at Gagosian opens soon
New York painter Elizabeth Peyton, known for her small-scale portraits of friends and indie celebrities, opens her first solo show in Paris this month with new paintings and drawings. Peyton has recently begun to expand on the genre of portraiture, subsuming the subject into a field of pictorial elements. Inspired by Edouard Manet, who stated ‘A painter can say all he wants to with fruit, flowers or even clouds,’ Peyton paints objects at hand in delicate fields of pattern and color with a clear identification of time and place, as in Flowers & Book, Paris, 2010 and Flowers & Teapot, Berlin, 2010. Her jewel-like paintings reaffirm Manet’s belief in the quiet potency of an enduring intimiste genre.
Fri 27 May -Thu 28 July. Tue-Sat 11am-7pm.
Gagosian Gallery, 4 rue de Ponthieu, 8th. www.gagosian.com/