03.08.2013 - 21.08.2013
HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY
The artist will present a body of new airbrush and gesso paintings on canvas. Coste’s paintings liberate text, image and mark from narrative obligations, just as the haiku frees language from its systemic constraints.
Floating between abstract marks, text and art historical reference to Miro, Picasso, Pollock and Twombly, Coste’s paintings are each executed in a single sitting and act as an unfiltered index of her thoughts in the studio. Coste finds truth in the moment. This allows her to write, spray, paint and scribble on her terms, free from the restraints of grammar or syntax. Her freehand improvisations offer refreshingly light-hearted perspectives on matters of the heart in the human condition, rendering Death, Confusion, Sex and Anxiety palatable.
Galerie Elisabeth & Reinhard Hauff
D – 70178 Stuttgart
Tuesday – Friday: 1 – 6 pm
and by appointment