Chris Coy at Anat Ebgi
Anat Ebgi is pleased to present Chris Coy’s first solo show at the gallery opening September 10 and on view until October 22, 2016. Comprising a new series of painting, installation and video work, Coy expands on his previous use of themes blending frivolity with horror, sublimated psychological desire and sanctified experience. A mural-sized oil painting of airbrushed chrome mines the surface language of rococo, linking the movement’s attentiveness to sensuality and form with the overwhelmingly haptic characteristics of the modern interface. Elaborating upon these narratives are mirror installations placed at opposite ends of the gallery, one atop a mantle in the front room, while an opposing pair etched with Disney iconography flanks a video installation in the gallery’s rear. In situating his work in the rituals of social identification, beauty and superfluidity, Coy addresses how the visual paints a vector towards both unknowable and transcendent potentialities.
Saturday, September 10: 5 – 7pm
Wednesday – Saturday: 10pm – 4pm