For Immediate Release – Merlin Carpenter at Overduin and Kite
January 30 – March 12, 2011
Overduin And Kite – 6693 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Ed Lehan asked me for a painting that was hanging in my flat. I gave him one. It was made in 1990 & meant to be a generic abstract. Now I said OK if I give you a painting then you must make me 20 copies, 20 identical, readymade, abstract paintings. OK this happened and here they are, they are about not being an assistant and not having one, ethical pure exploitation, and like totally also about how in the intervening 20 years, a generic abstract definitely means something different to back then, it incorporates “net” knowledge, curation and postnonirony like the change from acid house rave music to the garage music of today?s London scene.
- Merlin 27.1.2011
Images – Courtesy of the Gallery