Marc Selwyn Fine Art

Paul P. - A World of Love

Paul P. - A World of Love

untitled by paul p.

Paul P.

Untitled, 2009

Saturday, May 28, 2011Saturday, July 2, 2011


Los Angeles, CA USA

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 28th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Marc Selwyn Fine Art is pleased to announce a new exhibition by Paul P.

The exhibition takes its title from the 1954 novel of the same name by Elizabeth Bowen - a subtle ghost story whose haunting takes place in the blinding sunlight and the heat of the day. The exhibition features five portraits, three statues, and five cities rendered in pastel, watercolour, lithography and paint. In these works there is a tacit specter of love, characterized by the unshuttering that occurs within an American consciousness when in Europe, or in the magic noir of California…the movement of any previously sealed existence towards becoming a part of the world. A watercolor of the geometric shapes on a laundry line, oil paintings of figures set against luridly hued backgrounds, each of these works mingles ideas of past and present, and interiority and exteriority becoming confused.

“… it is not correct to live in the past, to seal oneself from the exigencies and rhapsodies of the present…the way to extricate oneself from such decadence is to search for a positive and present love.”
– Edmund H. Harvey on Bowen’s A World of Love (The Harvard Crimson, 1955)

This is Paul P.’s fourth exhibition at Marc Selwyn Fine Art. Born in Canada in 1977 and based in Paris. Recent solo show include Daniel Reich Gallery, New York (2010), Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg (2009), Maureen Paley, London, 2008, and the Power Plant, Toronto (20007). Recent group shows include, The Art on Paper Biennial, Weatherspoon Art Museum (2010), Compass in Hand, MoMA (2009). His work is currently on view in Compass: Drawings from the MoMA, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, and the Freud Museum, London. His work is in the collections of MoMA, SFMoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, The Speed Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

For more information, contact Alisun Woolery at 323-933-9911. Public hours are Tuesday through Saturday.