My Heart

William Stein
My Heart. Red. Bloody. Thumpy.

May 12 – June 13, 2015
Evening Reception: May 14, 6-8pm

  My heart! Red! Bloody! Thumpy!
                    My legs!… Full of blood. Red inside. Full to the edge!

And my toes too! Bit of bone.
Some blood.
                                                   Green eyes…

    Orange numbers.
Orange car.
Dark (passing).
Orange lights (passing).


Good future.
Blue eyes.

                        And what’s this?…
Last night I dreamt about you?! It wasn’t even a good dream? 

 (It was a bad dream.)
       Today I’m thinking about you…

Stein is an artist who seeks a release from categorization. The work, whether object, image, word or sound, is all one. It is all born from a desire to move beyond the inherited modes of discourse that bind and shackle us. Stein seeks to build upon a foundation of opposition and contradiction: he views the fertile, liminal territory that can be conjured between opposing agencies, beyond expected and accepted mechanisms of language, as a space where vital and dynamic work can be initiated. For My Heart. Red. Bloody. Thumpy. Stein will present a new series of plaster and canvas works, each of which teases the divide between image and object / illusion and reality.

Stein lives and works in London. He was awarded the 2014 post of Honorary Research Associate at the Slade graduate painting department Discourse Projects, having gained his MFA from the Slade in 2009. Recent exhibitions include ‘Half/Living’, Slade Research Centre (London, 2015); ‘Dreams Hurt More in the Dark’, Art First Projects (London, 2014, solo); The Future Can Wait (London, 2013); ‘The Fine Line’, Identity Gallery (Hong Kong, 2013), ‘Scatter’, Studio 1.1 (London, 2012, solo), Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition (London, 2012), ‘The Marmite Prize for Painting’, The Nunnery (London and nationwide, 2011).

This exhibition is the final in a series of collaborative shows of British artists presented by David Krut Projects, NY, and Jessica Carlisle, a freelance curator and gallerist based in London, UK.

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