Damien Flood: Shape of Things

January 10 - February 2, 2019
Shape of Things, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Irish-born artist Damien Flood. In the past decade, Damien Flood has distinguished himself as one of the most original painters of his generation, exhibiting recently in Dublin, London, Belgium, and Cologne. The paintings in this exhibition were made during recent residencies in Paris and Los Angeles and are a melancholic celebration of those experiences. A new monograph on the artist – The Figure in the Carpet - accompanies the show. Damien Flood's oil paintings defy easy definition and reward repeated and extended viewing as they slowly yield up their half-revealed, half-concealed figures and narratives. They form a record of a myriad of thoughts and ideas, piecing together a new world in which the figure is fleeting and never fully whole. Flood mixes visual languages and motifs comprising of abstract forms, outlines, vases, hands and torsos that reoccur throughout his work. Some motifs bear a figurative semblance, while others are removed from any context. The experience is poetic.
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