Paul Kasmin Gallery to Present Taner Ceylan’s LOST PAINTINGS SERIES, 9/18 …

Paul Kasmin Gallery will present Taner Ceylan’s Lost Paintings Series, 18 September – 26 October, 2013 at 515 West 27th Street, New York. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, September 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. This will be Ceylan’s first exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Well-known for his provocative, emotional realism paintings, Ceylan began his Lost Paintings Series as a contemporary exploration of the Orientalist gaze in all its facets. Upsetting both western and eastern master narratives, the Lost Paintings Seriespresent Eastern figures in a fascinating navigation of history, power and narrative. Esma Sultan, Ceylan’s depiction of an 18th century Ottoman Princess, renowned for her cruel disposition, draws on the empowering mythology of passionate, ruthless and assertive womanhood that characterizes accounts of her life. Visualizing feminine agency and even social transgression as at the heart of history, Ceylan interrogates the historically invisible. Rummaging through the

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