Liam Everett: The Elephant Calf

Feb 25 - Apr 23, 2016

Altman Siegel is pleased to present The Elephant Calf, Liam Everett’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The Elephant Calf includes new paintings on linen completed in Everett’s indoor/outdoor studio in Sonoma County, 90 miles north of San Francisco. Here the artist has worked for the past year, developing and expanding his practice in which his primary concerns are questions regarding the act of painting itself. Borrowing the title from Bertolt Brecht’s The Elephant Calf, Everett mirrors concerns of the German playwright’s one-act prose, which in its 1926 debut functioned as an interlude or a play within a play. For his exhibition, Everett presents artworks wherein the viewer encounters numerous layers and arrangements within individual paintings. 

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