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Peter Doig, New Paintings

Gavin Brown's Enterprise
620 Greenwich Street, 212-627-5258
Greenwich Village
January 17 - February 21, 2009
Reception: Saturday, January 17, 6 - 8 PM

Michael Werner Gallery and Gavin Brown’s enterprise are pleased to announce a joint exhibition of new works by Peter Doig. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition of new paintings in the United States in nearly 10 years.

Peter Doig is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished and inventive painters working today; few artists of his generation have done as much to explore the evocative possibilities of paint and its capacity for depth and meaning. His large-scale scenes depicting atmospheric landscapes and lone figures explore the psychological and physical spaces between description and invention, representation and abstraction.

Peter Doig: New Paintings follows the artist’s widely acclaimed traveling exhibition organized in 2008 by Tate Britain, London, in cooperation with ARC/Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. This survey exhibition explored recurring images and motifs in the artist’s work by bringing together important series of major paintings and related works on paper from the past 20 years. It was the most in depth and comprehensive overview of Peter Doig’s work to date.

Peter Doig was born in Scotland in 1959 and raised in Canada before returning to Britain in 1979. He lived for many years in London before moving to Trinidad, where he now lives and works.
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