Divergence ( Grey) | 2018
Acrylic and oil paint on canvas. 215 x 290 cm .
'Divergence (grey)' addresses the interrelation between distance, movement and perception. It is part of Slow Light, a body of work (paintings, drawings, screenprints and light based objects), that relocates photography to its earliest stages, by capturing light at a wide range of speeds through the negation, blurring, disappearance, and unstable recognition of the painted world. The works draw from landscape imagery to reveal light as both a material and a saturating force, as both a conveyor of visibility and as a blinder. Divergence (grey) with its palette- a paired down, monochromatic grey-washed range of color, emphasizes both an excessively saturated and de-saturated surface. The progressive deciphering of the painted surface turns the inability to know what is being seen into a cognitive and perceptive experience of light itself.
Biography of the artist
Born in Baltimore, Maryland. 1980
Works and Lives in Beirut
Genadry graduated from Dartmouth College in 2002 with a BA in Mathematics and Studio Art, and later earned her MFA from the Slade School of Art in London, in 2008.
She has participated in residencies at the Bronx Museum, Anderson Ranch Art Center (USA), Fondazione Ratti (Italy), Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium), and in 2013-14 she was the Abbey Scholar at the British School at Rome. Recent exhibitions include Roman Remains, Transition Gallery, London; This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time, SMBA, Amsterdam and AUB Galleries, Beirut; Hard Copy, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome; There is No Place Like Home, Aurelia Antica 425, Rome; After Hours, Kunsthalle Galapagos, NYC; and The 2nd Aim Biennal, The Bronx Museum, NYC. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting.
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