press release

Gagosian Gallery Paris is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Elizabeth Peyton. This will be her first solo exhibition in Paris.

Portraits of artists both historical and contemporary (Camille Claudel, Isa Genzken), some of whom are also Peyton’s friends (Rirkrit, Klara, Hans-Ulrich), are rendered from photographs or from life. Peyton imbues each likeness with a startling freshness and immediacy, although like a still life it is distanced from its subject. She has recently begun to conflate the genre of portraiture, where the subject is subsumed into a field of pictorial elements, along with that of traditional still lifes, where she situates objects at hand in delicate fields of pattern and color with a clear identification of time and place, as inFlowers & Book, Paris, 2010 and Flowers & Teapot, Berlin, 2010.

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Elizabeth Peyton