PETER DOIG, SIGMAR POLKE, PETER SAUL, MICHAEL WILLIAMS
Tumescence
5 September through 1 November 2013
UPPER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK
 

Michael Werner Gallery is pleased to present Tumescence, a group exhibition featuring works by Peter Doig, Sigmar Polke, Peter Saul and Michael Williams. Typically defined as an exaggerated physical condition of enlargement or swelling, tumescence here describes a feeling in painting. The featured works largely discard conventional notions of formal restraint and classical refinement in favor of a tactile and often sexual exploration of painted imagery.


Image © The Estate of Sigmar Polke, Cologne / ARS, New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.