- 98 pages : facsimiles (chiefly colour), colour photographs ; 32 cm
- Additional Authors
- Beard, Jason,Corry, Amie,
- Corporate Author
- Newport Street Gallery.
- Includes bibliographical references.Published on the occasion of the title exhibition at the Newport Street Gallery, London, February 21-May 28, 2018.Summary: Veering between representation and abstraction, Copeland's paintings feature tactile, impasto surfaces, rendered in oil and acrylic paint. Professing an interest in "any arrangement that involves interaction between the figures", Copeland often situates his subjects in social settings - around a table, playfully balanced on one another's shoulders, or surveying a painting as a group. The figures remain, however, deeply ambiguous, and are set against abstract backgrounds populated by curious, amorphous shapes. The unnerving quality of the imagery is heightened by the appearance of pairs or mirrored human forms, as in The Bullet Screams Past (2015).