John Currin October 30 – December 4, 1999
Main Gallery

John Currin's work becomes ever more aware of finding the meaning within the making of a painting. The allegories are not found in the narrative tableaux, they are found in the presence of the painting - stylistic mutations - the relation of smaller to larger forms - the swelling of a belly or the curve of a shoulder or a corner of a smile. The form itself is the metaphor. The works in this exhibition use methods of layering, visible when the surface is investigated. In contemporary life we tend to read meaning in subject or narrative. These paintings depict nudes, wanderers and domestic scenes, although it is embedded in the technique that Currin's meaning exists.