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
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
Anything on paper
is a lie.