Prolific has found more artwork from Ashley Wood whose paintings along with Jeremy Geddes is being curated at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce Machine Sabbath, a series of new paintings by Australian artist Ashley Wood, in what will be his debut solo exhibition in the United States. There will be a print release in conjunction with the exhibition.
Ashley Wood applies an expressionist approach to erotic imagery. His female subjects and their surrounding environments are partially obscured and fragmented by extreme contrasts in light and shadow. Wood’s vigorous painting technique combines multiple layers of oil, acrylic and glazes, resulting in a painterly quality and high-gloss, drippy aesthetic.
In addition to works on panel and canvas, the exhibition also features two mixed media collages consisting of photographic Polaroid images as well as two sculptures of shapely right legs wearing strappy high-heeled sandals, each adorned with paintings of nudes on the outer calf.
In the artist’s words, “Machine Sabbath is an inquiry into the ambiguity of silent suburban backyards, the conversations that take place between the denizens of those private spaces and the machines that think for us.” -Jonathan LeVine Gallery -
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Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present exhale, a series of new paintings by Melbourne-based artist Jeremy Geddes, in what will be his debut solo exhibition in the United States. There will be a print release in conjunction with the exhibition, details HERE.
exhale is a series of 17 paintings rendered in meticulous detail, an arduous process that combines scrupulous observation, fine brushwork and delicate layers of glaze. Geddes’ work generates a tension between man-made environments in flux and the fragility of living bodies.
Many of the works in the exhibition depict figures suspended in desolate urban landscapes or fractured environments that are in the process of falling apart. These complex works are contrasted by a series of five paintings titled Misèrere (Italian for have mercy), each features a single subject isolated in a solid black plane—alternating birds and a failing Apollo Command Service Module. This series is accompanied by four paintings with solitary human figures, titled Misère (French for poverty or destitution).
Although there are recurring motifs in the paintings, Geddesprefers to leave his subject matter open to interpretation rather than attach a specific narrative to his work, thus allowing individual viewers to connect disparate elements into a structure that resonates with them personally.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jeremy Geddes was born in 1974 in Wellington, New Zealand. He is currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He studied painting at The University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts, receiving a BFA in 1995 and an MFA in 1997.
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