December 21st, 2017

Alan Belcher at greengrassi

Alan Belcher at greengrassi

Artist: Alan Belcher

Venue: greengrassi, London

Exhibition Title: Objects

Date: November 2 – December 21, 2017

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Alan Belcher at greengrassi

Alan Belcher at greengrassi

Alan Belcher at greengrassi

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of greengrassi, London

Press Release:

Alan Belcher
Black Truffles
White Truffles
Untitled (Pearls)
Chew Toys
each: oil on canvas

These portraits of objects are encountered as symbolized vehicles, plainly art objects rather than paintings. The use of oil on canvas is a fast track to navigation of the object. The painting of the decoy behaves as a decoy, with both attraction and subterfuge —the lures bait and hook. Truffles are a rare find, sniffed out and coveted by connoisseurs. The glass shard irritant, similar to a grain of sand, embedded in the fleshly tongue of the oyster when nurtured and embraced evolves into a cultured worldly gem. The obsessive and possessive nature of a chew toy also speaks of a certain amount of substance to wrangle with.

And then there’s the Garnish.

Link: Alan Belcher at greengrassi

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