Helene Appel

Beinscheibe . 2014

James Cohan Gallery

Helene Appel chooses to paint things from everyday life, among them rumpled textiles, stitched thread, netting, puddles of liquid, piles of rice, plastic bags, floor-sweepings and small electrical components. She renders these domestic objects at actual size in a variety of media from watercolor to oil and encaustic on untreated canvas and burlap. These paintings of familiar things, realistically rendered, become suspended between illusion, gesture, figuration and abstraction.
James Cohan Gallery


Plastic Sheet . 2014

Terminals . 2014

Loosely Laid Out Large Blue Fabric . 2013

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