New paintings by Geoff McFetridge, from his show “Around Us and Between Us” opening this month at Ivory and Black. Love these.
I don’t mean to come off as ignorant or anything, but I was just wondering if someone could explain to me what they enjoy about these particular paintings? I think these just don’t resonate with my own tastes, but I was just wondering if there was some context or idea behind these that I’m missing.
i wonder if you think the same about every other post that doesn’t resonate with your own taste. Not to sound arrogant myself, and to keep things simple, you don’t have to like it. I recommend more of mcfetridge’s work if you haven’t already checked it out! cheers
what i personally enjoy about these paintings [along with geoff’s other work] is how he works with color and simple shapes to create a familiar scene or event. these events may not be perceived as “important or interesting” to most but i think that’s what is so beautiful about it. for me it’s quite striking how he can create something so simple yet complex. the way he works with color and composition is exceptional.
Bolla: No, typically if I see something that I don’t like, usually I just accept it as a difference in taste preference and move on. It is what it is. However, with this work (and the other pieces of this style that I’ve seen) there isn’t anything I necessarily don’t like, it’s just that the style comes off as so intentionally done in style and minimalism that it made me wonder if it was a conscious reference to another artist’s work, an homage to some art movement, etc (basically what I said at the very end of my first post, which would be said context that I was simply wondering if I was unaware of). Also, perhaps you didn’t mean to say this as has you had, “not to sound arrogant **myself**,” but I tried to ask my question in such a way to expressly avoid that. I asked purely out of curiosity and in the hopes that I’d learn something new. I’m pretty sure he’s been posted before on booooooom a few times before, but I’ll definitely check out the rest of his work!
Kady: When I can’t get “into” a certain particular style of art it’s always really illuminating to see what other people enjoy in it themselves. So thanks for your thoughts!!!
i love mcfetridge’s work – he is a master of paring down an image to the simplest elements. these mundane moments from everyday life get treated the way a designer would create a logo
McFetridge is amazing. Bravo on the new show.