Half Gallery is pleased to present Flat Earth, Geneive Figgis’ second solo exhibition at the gallery. Figgis synthesizes historical paintings, interior distortions and mythological planes to highlight her unique tincture of romance and melancholy.
In Neptune and Amphitrite, the artist takes David Teniers The Younger’s composition and transforms it into what could only be a Figgis design incorporating a bright color palette, swirled skies and watchful expressions. In Sisters, the artist leaves the viewer inside one of her dreamy residences, complete with vague familial portraits, an elaborate chandelier and two decorated women who no doubt have a secret between them.
In Artforum, Riccardo Venturi writes of Figgis’ figures from her exhibition at Almine Rech in Paris:
Genieve Figgis' painted tableaux often seem to present a dramatic event, like an operatic performance, but one whose coordinates can’t fully be discerned. The Irish painter’s characters, who adopt theatrical poses or stand in groups, as in a conversation piece, are well aware that they are on public display.
Genieve Figgis’ first solo exhibition at Half Gallery, Good Morning, Midnight was in 2014. Currently, Figgis is exhibiting work in L’Alamanch at Le Consortium in Dijon through October 14th, 2018.
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