Post-War: Works on Paper : Jim Dine, Christian Marclay, Claus Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol

1 August - 14 September 2019

The Bonnier Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Post-War: Works on Paper featuring artists: Jim Dine, Christian Marclay, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, Septmber, 14th, 2019. 

 

Tom Wayman | PAPER

Anything put down on paper

becomes two-dimensional.

If an effect of depth is created

this is an illusion.

Paper makes whatever is said on it

very smooth and thin.

 

Paper starts with a blank expression

and seldom attains much intelligence.

It is a willing, whether fresh and empty

or covered with vital orbital equations,

to drift away on a gust of wind, slip behind a desk

or catch fire under the right circumstances.

 

Paper can have power

- money, stocks, orders –

but does not act itself. Aloof, indifferent,

it is the perfect official.

It does not like to be crinkled or stained

in public; it tries to show itself as refined

even when it has to earn a living.

Paper reveals exactly what is has been instructed to say

despite any of its own experiences.

It may offer hints

of another message

but nothing that would stand up in court.

 

Paper usually present the world

as black and white. Where it suggests color,

most people conclude the shades are not accurate.

Paper edits, omits, whitewashes,

compresses complexity into a rectangle.

Around it, the universe swirls with other forms,

hues, emotions, movement

and sound.

Anything on paper

is a lie.