Matthew Barney at Sadie Coles HQ
London, 24 November 2020

This exquisite graphite and gouache work on paper is one of 20 works in a series from Matthew Barney's solo exhibition Cosmic Hunt at Sadie Coles HQ.

A response to the 2018 film Redoubt, these detailed works depict the wild landscape of the Sawtooth Mountain region of Idaho, where the film is set, and nearby to the artist's hometown.

Each graphite work intricately depicts characters and imagery from the film, which sees a reinterpretation of the ancient myth of Dian and Actaeon. Rendered in a range of hues—magenta, ochre, blue, and orange—the colours evoke the sky, fires, and wilderness of the mountains seen in the winter months.

Cosmic Hunt is showing at Sadie Coles HQ in London at 1 Davies Street from 17 November 2020 to 16 January 2021.

Main image: Matthew Barney, Omega Net (2020). Graphite and gouache on paper in high-density polyethylene frame. 33 x 38.1 x 3.2 cm. © Matthew Barney. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo: Robert Glowacki.

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