Augustus Thompson at Praz-Delavallade

Artist: Augustus Thompson

Exhibition title: Our Unity is a Business

Venue: Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, US

Date: May 18 – July 6, 2019

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Praz-Delavallade is pleased to announce Our Unity is a Business, Augustus Thompson’s first solo exhibition with the gallery in Los Angeles.

Thompson’s diverse practice includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting and sound. For this exhibition he returns to oil paintings and works on paper made over the course of the last three years, during which he travelled considerably, spending time in Budapest, Germany, Spain and Belgium.

Oscillating between representations of interior spaces and voyeuristic imagery, in Our Unity is a Business Thompson enters into ideas about death, cultural histories, commerce, language, matrimony, sleep, car rides and ultimately, time. Multiple points of view hover together in a single picture, while elements from one painting may appear in another. Seen together, with their reduced palette and depictions of visceral moments, his works appear cognizant of their temporal conditions.

Augustus Thompson (born 1985, Richlands, Virginia) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK and Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano A Mare, IT. He has had solo exhibitions with Almine Rech, London UK; Night Gallery, Los Angeles, US; Lock Up International, Los Angeles, US; and White Cube, London, UK amongst others. In 2017 he was a resident at the House Van Wassenhove, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem, BE.

Augustus Thompson: Our Unity is a Business is on view at 6150 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90048 from 18 May to 6 July 2019, Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00AM to 6:00PM. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. Complimentary parking is available in the lot adjacent to the gallery.

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2019, exhibition view, Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles

Augustus Thompson, Sources (Hands in Pants, Tesla Interior), 2018, Collage, packing tape on archival cardboard, 20 x 16 in (50,8 x 40,6 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Civil Servant, 2018-19, Oil and carbon transfer on linen, 27 x 45 in (68,6 x 114,3 cm)

Augustus Thompson, In the garden dog scratches its neck licks plate cautiously backlit screens can be ignored but still hum nearby, 2019, Epson ultrachrome inkjet on paper, 19 1/2 x 24 1/2 in (49,5 x 62,2 cm), Framed : 22 1/2 x 27 1/2 in (57,2 x 69,9 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Trigger, Behavior, Reward, 2018-19, Oil on canvas, 52 x 65 in (132,1 x 165,1 cm)

Augustus Thompson, The Bachelor, 2018-19, Oil, enamel, casein and pencil on canvas, 41 x 75 in (104,1 x 190,5 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Tesla, 2017-19, Oil on linen, 40 x 72 in (101,6 x 182,9 cm)

Augustus Thompson, M, 2019, Oil, charcoal and pencil on linen, 27 3/4 x 45 1/2 in (70,5 x 115,6 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Passing of a Gardener Passing of a Politician Passing of Lou Reed Passing of a Model, 2017-19, Oil on canvas, 65 x 52 in (165,1 x 132,1 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Ara Pacis, 2018-19, Oil and carbon transfer on linen, 27 1/2 x 45 1/4 in (69,9 x 114,9 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Confusion Demise Play ME Some Cards, 2018-19, Oil, enamel, and pencil on canvas, 53 x 72 in (134,6 x 182,9 cm)

Augustus Thompson, To Julie Becker, 2019, Oil, carbon transfer, charcoal on linen, 48 x 72 in (121,9 x 182,9 cm)

Augustus Thompson, The exposure of all things before me, 2018-19, Oil, colored pencil, and carbon transfer on linen, 53 x 72 in (134,6 x 182,9 cm)

Augustus Thompson, C.N.S., 2019, Epson ultrachrome inkjet on paper, 19 1/2 x 19 in (49,5 x 48,3 cm), Framed : 22 1/2 x 23 in (57,2 x 58,4 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Our Unity is a Business, 2018, Carbon transfer, watercolor, pencil on paper, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 in (14,6 x 21 cm), Framed : 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 in (34,3 x 27,3 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Untitled (Mazarrón), 2018, Carbon transfer, ink, watercolor on paper, 9 1/4 x 7 in (23,5 x 17,8 cm), Framed : 15 1/4 x 12 in (38,7 x 30,5 cm)

Augustus Thompson, The Veil of Saint Veronica, 2019, Carbon transfer, oil, pencil on paper, 5 x 7 in (12,7 x 17,8 cm), Framed : 12 1/4 x 10 in (31,1 x 25,4 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Color, 2018, Carbon transfer, watercolor, pencil on paper, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 in (14,6 x 21 cm), Framed : 10 3/4 x 14 in (27,3 x 35,6 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Will, 2018, Carbon transfer, ink and pencil on paper, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 in (14,6 x 21 cm), Framed : 10 3/4 x 14 in (27,3 x 35,6 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Untitled (Speakers, Ears), 2016, Monotype in oil on paper, 11 x 10 1/2 in (27,9 x 26,7 cm), Framed : 16 3/4 x 15 1/2 in (42,5 x 39,4 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Unique, 2019, Carbon transfer, watercolor on paper, 5 x 7 in (12,7 x 17,8 cm), Framed : 12 3/4 x 9 3/4 in (32,4 x 24,8 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Boots of Desire, 2018, Carbon transfer, watercolor, colored pencil, pencil on paper, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 in (14,6 x 21 cm), Framed : 10 3/4 x 14 in (27,3 x 35,6 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Ritual, 2018, Carbon transfer, pencil on paper, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 in (14,6 x 21 cm), Framed : 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 in (34,3 x 27,3 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Karl Ove, 2018-19, Carbon transfer, watercolor, pencil, marker on paper, 9 1/4 x 7 in (23,5 x 17,8 cm), Framed : 14 3/4 x 12 in (37,5 x 30,5 cm)

Augustus Thompson, Musician, 2018, Carbon transfer, watercolor, pencil on paper, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 in (14,6 x 21 cm), Framed : 10 3/4 x 14 in (27,3 x 35,6 cm)

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