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The Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent drawings and paintings by Julian Lethbridge from 26 March – 24 April, 1999.

Julian Lethbridge’s work consists of abstract paintings, drawings and prints. His vocabulary often originates from random or naturally occurring patterns, such as shattered glass or a spider’s web. These motifs are etched through layers of paint, resulting in multi-faceted surfaces that expose the form and process of their underlying repetitions.

This current exhibition includes paintings and works on paper which employ new patterns and imagery. In many of these works, the surface, composed of overlapping strokes, suggests a freer, more painterly approach. These paintings, which have a softer, smoother surface, relate directly to his drawings. In the smaller, rectangular paintings, the underlying structure is revealed through the presence of incised brushstrokes.

Concurrent with this exhibition, a selection of large-scale, abstract paintings by Yayoi Kusama, Frank Stella, Cy Twombly, Ellsworth Kelly and Jennifer Bartlett will also be on view.

For more information, please contact the gallery: (212) 255-1105 or info@paulacoopergallery.com