Lessons / School of Happiness / VIENNAFAIR Program

School of Happiness Lesson 10: You Are Not Alone

Follow Anne-Lise Coste, who is participating in VIENNAFAIR 2013 in Vienna Love programme, during her perfect summer day in Hamptons preparing for the show Haiku at the HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY. Don’t miss it – don’t be alone!












Anne-Liste Coste – HAIKU

August 3 – 21, 2013 | Opening reception: Saturday, August 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
79 Newtown Lane | East Hampton | New York | 11937 | 631.604.5770

HALSEY MCKAY GALLERY is pleased to present Haiku, a solo exhibition by Anne-Lise Coste.
…one of the advantages of the haïku was that it enabled language to cast off
‘the empirical yoke which reduces it to being merely a system of communication.’

L’EMPIRE DES SIGNES, Roland Barthes, 1970


The artist will present a body of new airbrush and gesso paintings on canvas. Coste’s paintings liberate text, image and mark from narrative obligations, just as the haiku frees language from its systemic constraints.
Floating between abstract marks, text and art historical reference to Miro, Picasso, Pollock and Twombly, Coste’s paintings are each executed in a single sitting and act as an unfiltered index of her thoughts in the studio. Coste finds truth in the moment. This allows her to write, spray, paint and scribble on her terms, free from the restraints of grammar or syntax. Her freehand improvisations offer refreshingly light-hearted perspectives on matters of the heart in the human condition, rendering Death, Confusion, Sex and Anxiety palatable.
Come see them.


Anne-Lise Coste was born 1973 near Marseille, France and currently lives and works in New York. She studied in Marseille at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and in Zurich at the Hochschule fuer Gestaltung und Kunst. Recent shows include 11 Rivington, New York; Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn, Germany; Fundacio Caixa Madrid, Spain; Esslinger Kunstverein, Esslingen, Germany; Museo de Bellas Artes de Santander, Santander, Spain.

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