Martin van Zomeren

Lucy Stein

24 Apr - 29 May 2010

© Lucy Stein
in the vitrine: Bossy Women, 2010
pencil, marker and watercolour on paper
32 x 24 cm
“'Everything Rhymes With Your Condition”

24 Apr - 29 May

“How curious - but Jones must have his reasons. Everything rhymed with the Cavaliere’s condition.

But what are you painting, said the Cavaliere politely. I do not understand
the subject.

Moments of slippage, when anything seems possible and not
everything makes sense.”

(The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag 1992)

Artist, Mystic, Slapstick, Lipstick.

Moaney and honest,

honey and mustard.

Petted lip,

potted shrimp.

Standing up,

flopping limp.


In the open prison,

willful misquote

and malapropism.


(You voluptuary)

The twitching hour is upon thee!

(But that hole in the hill

leads down to the sea.)

Then gouge out your eyes of your own volition,

‘cus everything rhymes with your condition.

Show Lyrics -Lucy Stein, Berlin 2010

Martin van Zomeren is pleased to present ‘Everything rhymes with your condition’, Lucy Stein’s (b. 1979, Oxford) second solo presentation
at the gallery. Stein was an artist in residence at De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2004-2006). Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Breakfast’, Broadway 1602, New York and ‘Creemie Myopic Fables’ Gimpel Fils, London (2009). Stein was the recipient of the Queen’s Painting Prize GEM, The Hague, (2006) and is currently one of the Jerwood Contemporary Painters Prize winners.

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