The Glow (after the blast) | 2014-2020
Acrylic and oil paint on canvas. 205 x 315 cm. This painting was created in 2014, destroyed on August 4, 2020 in Beirut, and restored a year later.
'The Glow' proposes different ways of seeing as a means to address constant flux and time itself through the seemingly static form of painting. It is based off a combination of landscapes which create a perspective with the premise that the edge and focal-point are visual constructs that frame each moment. By inverting the focus where the periphery becomes more tangible that the center, the painting presents an experience where the viewer is asked to find a new position from which to look/ see. It also addresses the possibilities of photography itself - the history of the photograph as a document, object archive and record - to question its own frame and its double act of revealing and withholding (excluding, editing) a certain perspective.
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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