Reflecting the global state of interconnectivity, Genevieve Felix Reynolds fuses old with new; two-dimensional with three-dimensional; artefacts and architecture with digital geometry. Synthesising art history, technology and abstraction allows her to move fluidly between the roles of amateur archaeologist, graphic designer and painter, investigating flatness and finding space behind it.
The pervasion of the digital screen is re-defining how we see. Health attempts to provoke reconsidered relationships between surface, space and structural intervention, and question how this affects perception and one’s own sensorial response.
Like painting, books and digital interfaces, architecture has a history of straddling the 2D / 3D divide through the mathematical cartesian plane, and, more recently, through software. Combining abstract geometric explorations with painted references to the physical world facilitates narratives of navigation between the realms of the physical (tangible) and the virtual (digital), emphasising the necessity of first-hand experience and flirting with the distinction between the mathematically perfect and the handmade.
Abstraction is no longer an ending; it is a way of combining the weight of graphic symbologies to elicit conceptual and spatial suggestions that relate specifically and only to the 21st Century. This is not a lamentation of the triumph of the jpeg, but an expression of pensive anticipation. What is next to come?
Since graduating with the Godfrey’s Medal for the highest achieving art practice from the Queensland College of Art in 2012, Genevieve Felix Reynolds has exhibited regularly across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and participated in group shows in Los Angeles and New York. Her work has been the cover of Art Almanac (September 2018) and Art Guide (June 2016). In 2018, feature articles on her practice were published in Art Almanac and Art Collector magazines.
Opening night: 10 July 6-8pm
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Wednesday 10 July to Sunday 4 August 2019
Opening night 10 July 6-8pm