On the occasion of his new exhibition, artist John Copeland talks with Francesca Gavin.
John Copeland’s first UK solo exhibition ‘Your Heaven Looks Just Like My Hell’ at Newport Street Gallery, spans eight years of the artist’s practice from 2009-2017. With their sometimes incongruous, lyrical titles and glimpses of dark humour, Copeland’s paintings repeatedly prompt questions concerning the complexities of image-making and our engagement with visual language.
Francesca Gavin is the contributing editor at Kaleidoscope, Twin and Sleek as well as the author of six books including ‘Watch This Space’. In 2016 she co-curated Manifesta 11 and was formerly the curator at Soho House Group.
‘John Copeland: Your Heaven Looks Just Like My Hell’ runs alongside ‘Rachel Howard: Repetition is Truth – Via Dolorosa’. Both exhibitions on view until 28 May.
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