William Allen: Here Today…

November 8, 2014 - January 3, 2015
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    • N.Y.C. Islands
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    • Little Rhody 2014
    • 9 enamel paintings on metal: 9.25 x 14.25 inches
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    • My Friend the Dog 2014
    • 4 oil enamel paintings on metal 'Beware of the Dog' signs: 9.25 x 14.25 inches each
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    • My Friend the Dog (detail)
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    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 2006
    • 9 oil enamel paintings on wood: 16 x 16 inches each
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    • Food 2006
    • 5 oil enamel paintings on wood: 16 x 16 inches each
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    • Food (detail)
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    • Gene Names 2006
    • 9 oil enamel paintings on wood: 16 x 16 inches
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    • Gene Names (detail)
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    • Undersea Features 2006
    • 9 oil enamel paintings on wood: 16 x 16 inches
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Cade Tompkins Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of exquisite poem-paintings by William Allen on view November 8, 2014 – January 3, 2015.

William Allen‘s work explores the formal quality of words, their acoustics and ambiguities. It seeks out the luxuriousness and languor of words joyfully lolling off the tongue. The works in Here Today… quietly assert the beauty of language and our brainy lists, from paleo food, gene names, undersea life, endangered creatures that are here today…and gone tomorrow? — to cult geographies that reveal our arbitrary sciences of naming. Add assonance and alliteration, and you have a poem-painting on the wall. Vying with information overload, Allen builds his web of words in art’s world, with tangible materials — wood, aluminum and brushes full of hardware paint.

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