Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Mark Tansey at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills


BEVERLY HILLS, CA.- Gagosian Gallery is presenting an exhibition of recent paintings by Mark Tansey. At first glance, Tansey’s distinctive paintings appear to depict straight narrative scenes but closer scrutiny reveals an undercurrent of quirks and visual puns. By thus manipulating the conventions and structures of figurative painting, he creates corollaries for literary, philosophical, and historical concepts in visual allegories about the nature and implications of perception, meaning, and interpretation in art. Growing up in a family of art historians, Tansey weaves an extensive knowledge of art history into his paintings through an exacting and time-intensive process. His images derive from an encyclopedic archive of magazine, journal and newspaper clippings accumulated over many years, as well as from his own photographs. Selecting source