The always wonderful Geoff McFetridge sent me an email this morning with images from his new show Around Us & Between Us which opens tonight in London at Ivory & Black. The show continues Geoff’s exploration with basic shapes, crafting everyday scenarios out of bold, but basic shapes.
Images are central to my painting. The images are varied, while my treatment of them is very consistent. The imagery is refined to a point of anonymous functionality. The paintings are meant to feel as if they were pulled directly from the lexicon.I paint some things because they are things that I have seen, but more importantly, I believe they are things that the viewer has seen. I am painting from life, but not life purely found in the landscape, but the also psychological, mediated, and transcendental world that infects our consciousness.
I think my favorite pieces are the dots, like the one at top and a few below. There’s this geometric order to the pieces which is broken apart by the inclusion of human figures. And how great is the hand holding the water glass? I stared at that piece for a good 10 minutes, trying to find the order in the seeming chaos.
The show runs from September 14 – October 26, 2012, so if you’re in London be sure to stop by.
94 Berwick Street, W1F 0QF, London UK