Paul Thie: Copy Cave – Cincinnati
DateJuly 10 - Aug 28, 2021
VenueWeston Art Gallery
Gale and David Beckett
Pulling text, imagery, and ideas out of the everyday printed matter of our lives, Paul Thie (Cincinnati, OH) creates dimensional paintings that celebrate the analog and embrace the physical world. Evocative of both sculpture and collage, these irregular, unstretched, unframed canvases hold compositions that remix pervasive visual content into non-representational, logic-defying symbols. Creating tactile objects out of corporate and cultural ephemera, Thie’s paintings embody notions of approximating, copying, and editing visual material that acknowledge the way contemporary society is forced to navigate the daily deluge of optical information.
Copy Cave’s touchstone is the ferro-cement of Lascaux II, the well-lit and much safer replica of Lascaux cave and its paintings. In Copy Cave, Thie questions these notions of approximating, copying, and editing.
Paul Thie studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. His work has been in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the Cincinnati area. He currently resides in Cincinnati and maintains a studio in his home.