This publication introduces a never before exhibited series of works by the late British artist John Latham (1921–2006).
The group of work – Canvas Events – features spray painted and twisted canvas on wooden stretchers.
The works challenge the conventional relationship between canvas and stretcher, turning the traditional site of the painting into a sculptural field.
Latham often worked with spray paint; he often described the dotted sprinkled result as miniature universes.
Reproductions of the 1994 Canvas Events are accompanied by a conversation between Latham, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Barbara Steveni , in which they discuss the artist’s work over time.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition John Latham: Works 1958 – 1995 at Karsten Schubert, London, May – June 2010.