PAPER presents:Richard Meaghan - The Undersides of LeavesDan Szor - Close too CivilisationExhibition: 18 January – 22 February 2020PV: Thursday 16 January 2020, 6-9pmFor his solo exhibition at PAPER, Richard Meaghan presents a new series of works on paper. The Undersides of Leaves refers to a comment made to Renoir in a fictional novel about his masterpiece, Luncheon of the Boating Party. The comment is associated with Renoir’s appetite for sex and alludes to a sexual encounter in a forest and a post-coital look up at the ‘Undersides of Leaves’.Artistically driven by a turbulent year and the psychological problems associated with living with prostate cancer, Meaghan has embarked upon an autobiographical dialogue of studies and paintings that echo his life in a way nothing has before.In PAPER2, Dan Szor will create a new installation for the gallery space. Close Too Civilisation presents sketches, workings out, screen grabs and found imagery, alongside staged self-portraiture to create a flurry of self-exploration concerning the current state of the humanity at the dawn of a new decade. Szor’s work is concerned with issues of self and place within hegemonic situations. He is consistently in a loop of defining and then undermining ideas of selfhood and masculinity.