Will Cotton at Michael Kohn Gallery

Will Cotton at Michael Kohn Gallery

Kohn Gallery

November 2, 2005

New Paintings and Works on Paper

November 4 – December 21, 2005

Opening Reception Friday, November 4, 6 – 8pm

Michael Kohn Gallery

8071 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

323.658.8088 phone

323.658.8068 fax


The Michael Kohn Gallery is pleased to present New Paintings and Works on Paper by New York artist Will Cotton. In his first exhibition at the Los Angeles gallery, Cotton presents a new body of work highlighting his trademark pairing of the luscious female form placed amongst rich candy-filled surroundings. Using real life maquettes of sweets, cakes, and candies created in his studio, Cotton is able to capture the true decadence of his fabricated sucrose landscapes.

Of his paintings brimming with fantasy and sensuality Cotton states, “I see the figures both as inhabitants of the place and as objects of desire themselves, just like the candy and cake that surrounds them.” His elegant portrayal of the female form is paired with the faces of unfulfilled desire in a self-obsessed world. Cotton intermingles the classical tradition of figure drawing with a 20th Century Pop sensibility resulting in a strange and beautiful work of art.

Cotton received a residency grant from the Monet Foundation in 2002 and has studied at Beaux Arts in Rouen, France; La Napoule Art Foundation in La Napoule, France, Cooper Union in New York, as well as the New York Academy of Art.

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