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Kat Lyons: Early Paradise


Pilar Corrias / London / Art

The American artist Kat Lyons grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, in the early 1990s. Due to her upbringing, she knows all about the intricacies of livestock farming. But she rejects an anthropocentric outlook and instead treats each pest, pet, and beast as equal to human beings. Her paintings capture creaturely anxiety, grief at the prospect of death and abandonment. They sometimes read like eerie theatrical vignettes. This exhibition puts 13 new works on view, including Earthward Love, a painting of a cow arching skinless, butchered, over other animals at the farm. There is innate horror in the image, which turns a pastoral scene into a slaughterhouse. —E.C.

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