Peter Blum is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Paul Fägerskiöld. OBAFGKM is the first exhibition of the artist’s work at Peter Blum Gallery on view at 20 West 57th Street, New York. There will be an opening reception on Friday September 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition runs through October 22.
The title of the exhibition, OBAFGKM (also known by its mnemonic device “Oh Be A Fine Girl/Guy Kiss Me”) is derived from the spectral classification of stars, with each letter representing a particular range of surface temperature and color. We define and classify stars using these letters as a way to represent concepts that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to fathom. For this exhibition Paul Fägerskiöld will present new oil on linen paintings that continue his investigation into how we measure our experience and perception of the world through language and symbols. The exhibition will include three interconnected branches of the artist’s practice: White Flags, Landscapes, and Spray paintings.