June 18, 2020

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Eternal Return by Elizabeth Peyton

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Thursday inspiration comes from a small yet powerful online exhibition, Eternal Return by Elizabeth Peyton. Eternal Return was made specifically to be experienced online and it does it very successfully. It’s a good example of what virtual tools can do very well. It’s simple and accessible while evocative and profound …

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Thursday inspiration comes from a small yet powerful online exhibition, Eternal Return by Elizabeth Peyton. Eternal Return was made specifically to be experienced online and it does it very successfully. It’s a good example of what virtual tools can do very well. It’s simple and accessible while evocative and profound and you can see it in five minutes or so.

The exhibition feels like thoughts, fleeting and vivid, a visual stream of consciousness. It juxtaposes her own work with photography, text, ancient Egypt imagery, news, pop culture, and other intriguing art and political historical references. Do check it out if you have a few minutes.

Elizabeth Peyton is a contemporary American artist working in painting, drawing, and printmaking. Her work focuses on figurative painting including close friends, historical figures and icons of contemporary culture – writers, artists, musicians, and actors – for which she is mostly known for. Her first exhibition was held in a room of the Hotel Chelsea in 1993. Visitors had to ask for the key to room 828 where one would find drawings of Napoleon, Marie Antoinette, and other European historical figures. This show made people look and pay attention at her work. Her career took off ever since.

Eternal Return was organized by Sadie Coles Gallery and runs through June 2020. See it here, all you have to do is scroll and enjoy.

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All images ©Elizabeth Peyron