Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Genieve Figgis at Almine Rech

Gingeras's assertion of Figgis's Irish "'blarney'" as the distinguishing figurative characteristic perhaps referring to the loquaciousness of the paint, its liquidity like lubricant tongue, drunk and slurring. Unlike Tyson or Madani, the meta paint function isn't to literalize what it depicts but instead a pure painterly smooth talking. Forcing upon the viewer too much of they had believed they wanted, paint. You ever eaten melted ice cream? It's whatever is beyond indulgent, saccharine.

See too: Nicola Tyson at Friedrich Petzel, Tala Madani at David Kordansky