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Lehmann Maupin

Arcmanoro Niles, You Know I Used To Love You but Now I Don’t Think I Can: There Ain’t No Right Way To Say Goodbye Again

Hosted by: Lehmann Maupin

Exhibition:

Nov. 9, 2022 - Jan. 7, 2023

Lehmann Maupin First Floor

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Nov. 9, 2022 - Jan. 7, 2023

Lehmann Maupin First Floor

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Lehmann Maupin

Lehmann Maupin presents You Know I Used To Love You but Now I Don’t Think I Can: There Ain’t No Right Way To Say Goodbye Again, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by New York-based artist Arcmanoro Niles.

The exhibition marks the first presentation of the artist’s work in Europe and his second with the gallery. Drawing upon a variety of genres, including portraiture, landscape, and still life, the works in You Know I Used to Love You... examine what it means to say goodbye to people, places, and behaviors. Across the exhibition, Niles employs an expressive color palette as he depicts moments of quiet rupture: experiencing loss and heartbreak, aging, leaving home, giving up habits.

Vividly capturing feeling and mood, the artist draws upon his own experiences primarily as a means of connecting to others. The artist’s works are highly personal in their content, and Niles often depicts emotionally charged memories and scenes as he charts a record of contemporary existence that is simultaneously intimate and collective.

“Painting has been a way for me to approach topics that I felt like I couldn’t talk about growing up and things I feel like we don’t always know how to talk about now,” the artist stated. “I think a lot about how people deal or cope with aging, loneliness, heartbreak, and love. A lot of my paintings are reflections on these things.” – Arcmanoro Niles

Image credit: Arcmanoro Niles, Growing Up May Be The Hardest Thing I Do (Healing Doesn’t Happen In A Straight Line), 2022,  oil, acrylic, glitter on canvas, 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.44 cm, courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London

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Lehmann Maupin

Lehmann Maupin

Since inception, Lehmann Maupin has been instrumental in introducing international artists in new geographies. This mission has resulted in historic first exhibitions in New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul. 

Lehmann Maupin London, located at Cromwell Place, functions as a dynamic multi-purpose space, offering an alternative to the traditional gallery model. Conceived in response to the shifting needs of its artists and the broader arts community, Lehmann Maupin London is foregoing a fixed exhibition program and instead engage in site-specific activations, installations, and performances.

This innovative model allows the gallery to develop focused presentations that highlight critical issues of the day, while also providing a platform for artists to think outside of the traditional presentation of a new body of work. In addition, the gallery hosts a regular series of public programs to keep audiences engaged in the current practices and concerns of its artists.


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