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Paul M. Cote
Vers la Lumière : Paul M. Cote / Solo Exhibition
Agora Gallery
New York,NY
  • 4 Elements   4 Elements
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • 4 Elements 1   4 Elements 1
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • 4 Elements 2   4 Elements 2
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • 4 Elements 3   4 Elements 3
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Adam   Adam
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Black Forest   Black Forest
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    30" x 30"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Eve   Eve
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • ND1C   ND1C
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • ND2C   ND2C
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • ND3C   ND3C
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • ND4C   ND4C
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Red Forest   Red Forest
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    30" x 30"
    Paul M. Cote

  • The Redeemer   The Redeemer
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • The Savior   The Savior
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Tranquility, triptych detail   Tranquility, triptych detail
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    30" x 108"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Winter Storm   Winter Storm
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    48" x 48"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Yellow Forest   Yellow Forest
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    30" x 30"
    Paul M. Cote

  • You Choose   You Choose
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    30" x 90"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Symphony 'Blue'   Symphony 'Blue'
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    48" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Symphony 'Pink'   Symphony 'Pink'
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    48" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Symphony 'Red'   Symphony 'Red'
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    48" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Universal Signal   Universal Signal
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    60" x 24"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Bleeding Black   Bleeding Black
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    48" x 48"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Amethyst   Amethyst
    Acrylic & Ink on Canvas
    30" x 30"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Andalousite   Andalousite
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    48" x 48"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Aquamarine   Aquamarine
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • E'meraude   E'meraude
    Acrylic & Ink on Canvas
    30" x 30"
    Paul M. Cote

  • He'matite   He'matite
    Acrylic & Ink on Canvas
    30" x 30"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Morganite   Morganite
    Acrylic & Ink on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Paraiba   Paraiba
    Acrylic & Ink on Canvas
    30" x 30"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Saphir   Saphir
    Acrylic & Ink on Canvas
    36" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Seraphinite   Seraphinite
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Sodalite   Sodalite
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Sphene   Sphene
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    24" x 36"
    Paul M. Cote

  • Blue Forest   Blue Forest
    Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
    30" x 30"
    Paul M. Cote

Paul M. Cote

PAUL M. COTE

Vers la Lumière : Paul M. Cote / Solo Exhibition
April 19 - May 10, 2011
Reception: Thursday April 21, 2011 6-8 PM

Press Release

Paul M. Cote’s sculptural paintings portray universes in states of perpetual expansion. Not only are his canvases and compositions constantly growing in size — recent series have reached twelve feet in width — but one also gets the sense that the materials are about to explode off the canvas. Each piece is thickly layered with acrylics and often embedded with objects like stones, masks, pieces of metal and shards of broken glass. This rich variety of surfaces grounds the stellar compositions in earthly textures, a reminder that whatever the subject of an individual piece, Cote’s works are very much of this world.

The Rhode Island-born and -based artist considers his works to be sculptures as much as paintings, and begins each piece very intuitively, dripping bold paints onto his canvas — some compositions evoke Jackson Pollock while others, with more symmetric patterns, are reminiscent of Damien Hirst’s spin paintings. Cote flirts with figuration, at times manipulating his copious quantities of acrylics to suggest planetary formations and other geometric forms evocative of outer space. Elsewhere he relies on the inherent tensions between his materials to give abstract compositions an additional element of surprise and mystery. In some works objects like carnivalesque masks, marbles or metal plates lurk beneath thickly dripped acrylics, emerging much to the surprise of the lingering viewer. Cote stages such encounters masterfully by layering paints and objects in varying ways that accentuate their sculptural features. Each spectacular acrylic topography is a world unto itself.


Invitation to Paul M. Cote's exhibition


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