Canopy Collections is delighted to present its new selection for Autumn/Winter 2021, entitled Words Don’t Come Easy. Displayed and photographed in a Parisian apartment, this collection brings together over twenty unique pieces by eight artists, with an emphasis on language and conceptual practices. Objects of art are said to be a language, they speak to us in their own way with, or without, the use of words. In Laure Prouvost’s iconic sign paintings, words are employed as a device to directly address the viewer and explore the outer reaches of language and memory. Such concepts are also central to Bruno Ollé’s metal works, which touch upon individual memory and the relocation of objects. Calling on the artistic tradition of the readymade, Ollé collects found materials from his surroundings to create works that celebrate the very process by which they are transformed. In Dan Rees’s Artex paintings, the use of an antiquated surface coating has allowed the artist to create spectacular abstract paintings that draw on art historical and popular cultural references, highlighting the ongoing dichotomy between aesthetics and class. Canopy Collections continues to present the bold and figurative paintings of Ellie MacGarry and Charlotte Beaudry’s Diamonds series, alongside new tapestry works by Marianne Thoermer. Words Don’t Come Easy also invites you to rediscover Irvin Pascal’s series of diary-like works on paper, as well as Richard J. Butler’s miniature Polaroids of neglected winter flowers. These smaller pieces are reminders that art is a universal language, which can enliven and sharpen our perceptions of the everyday.

Words Don't Come Easy. Autumn | Winter 2021

Canopy Collections is delighted to present its new selection for Autumn/Winter 2021, entitled Words Don’t Come Easy. Displayed and photographed in a Parisian apartment, this collection brings together over twenty unique pieces by eight artists, with an emphasis on language and conceptual practices. Objects of art are said to be a...
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