NEW YORK – MILES MCENERY GALLERY is pleased to present new works by Erin Lawlor in her inaugural solo exhibition with the gallery. A public reception will be held for the artist on 11 July from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 525 West 22nd Street and the exhibition will be on view 11 July through 16 August. It is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication featuring an essay by Zoë Miller.
Erin Lawlor’s fluid, invigorated paintings span across four dimensions—space, volume, shape, and time. Applied wet on wet, waves of oil paintebb and flow, filling the canvas with undulating rhythm and inviting theviewer in for an immersive experience. Upon closer inspection, the viewer is able to notice the subtle sophistication of Lawlor’s nuanced use of color. The enfolding and unfolding ribbons of color and tone give a sense of intimacy, as if they are revealing and concealing an allusion to memory and knowledge.
- Miles McEnery Gallery
A world-renowned novelist, poet, and singer/songwriter who inspired generations of writers, musicians, and artists, Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was an extraordinary poet of the imperfection of the human condition, giving voice to what it means to be fully alert to the complexities and desires of both body and soul. For decades, he tenaciously supplied the world with melancholy and urgent observations on the state of the human heart, in songs such as “Suzanne,” “Bird on a Wire,” and “Hallelujah.” With equal parts gravitas and grace, Cohen teased out a startlingly inventive and singular language, depicting both an exalted spirituality and an earthly sexuality. His interweaving of the sacred and the profane, of mystery and accessibility, was such a compelling combination it became seared into memory.
- Jewish Museum