Cassie Davies reviews works by Laura Owens at Sadie Coles, London, on view through December 16, 2016.
Davies writes: “Much of the artist’s work comes from experimenting and, as this show reveals, the results are unpredictable. While some of Owens’s paintings have familiar links, for the most part, each work stands out as an individual, such as one of her small-scale paintings consisting of an old-fashioned tennis racket attached to a monochrome blue canvas. Then, on the other side of the room, there is Painting 031, a large-scale work of overlapping, dark, cloud-like forms, with a rotating wooden strip attached to it… The experiment pays off. The eclectic variety of Owens’s work commands attention, ensuring that there is never a dull moment.”