Congratulations to the winners of The Galeries Emerging Artist Award and People's Choice Award13 Jul
Vanity CultFaced with the digital abstraction of contemporary society, Reynolds responds with the abstraction of objects and space in an exploration of the impact contemporary technologies have had on painting. The mythos of classical art and architecture anchors her image making; contrasting the weight of historic objects against efficient, reproducible technologies and the pleasure-seeking immediacy of the post-internet generation. Alongside geometric and architectural compositions, abstractions of artefacts are framed as objects of new idolisation. Refreshed and disembodied in paint, they simultaneously crave and mock a slower, simpler Platonic era. In its entirety, the exhibition laments our loss of physical experience, and the triumph of the jpeg, but there is excitement in the stillness, too - what is next to come?
Image details: Genevieve Felix Reynolds, Black Mirror, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 130 x 130 cm