Damien Flood: Shape of Things
Opening reception: Saturday, January 12, 2019
January 10 - February 2, 2019
The title – Shape of Things- alludes to the act of seeing imagined forms and shapes in the everyday. Silhouettes of objects creating a figure, intricate designs in a carpet conjuring up far off lands or faces appearing in hedges in low yellowing street light. The arrangements of disparate fragments within Flood’s paintings seem to form a similar function, allowing for multiple readings of new forms and tangential journeys.
This is the artist’s first solo show with the gallery. He previously exhibited in Los Angeles in 2017 in our group show, Wouldn’t it be nice if we could dream together?and Carrion Flowers, a solo show at The Cabin LA. Damien Flood would like to thank the Arts Council of Ireland, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, and Danny First, Los Angeles, for their support.
The artist will attend the opening reception on Saturday, January 12th.
Damien Flood (Ireland, b. 1979) is a painter based in Dublin, Ireland. His work is grounded in early writings on philosophy, theology, alchemy, and the natural sciences and also explores the mutability of 'reality' and language. Recent solo shows include: The Figure in the Carpet, Green on Red Gallery (2018), Theory of Two Centres, Stephane Simoens, Knokke (2017), Carrion Flowers, The Cabin, Los Angeles (2017). Recent group shows include: DF/HW, Thomas Rehbein, Cologne (2018), Known Unknowns, Limerick City Gallery (2017), and Wouldn’t it be nice if we could dream together?Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles (2017). In 2013, he was notably included in Island: New Art From Ireland, Galleria Civica diModena, Italy.