Grace Weaver “Best Life”

James Cohan (291 Grand St.)

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[Image: Grace Weaver "good intentions" (2018)]
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James Cohan will present BEST LIFE, an exhibition of new work by Grace Weaver. Grace Weaver’s paintings are vibrant investigations of the life and times of her generation. Weaver paints an atmospheric and accessible world that she describes as “halfway between reality and fable.” Making use of a bright and at times jarring palette, she produces compositions that vibrate with energy and tension, bordering on “too-much-ness.” Within the discourse of painting, Weaver’s ambition is to contribute a voice that fuses art historical and pop cultural references into a visual language that is emphatically feminine.

Emotive figures with Mannerist proportions populate Weaver’s large-scale spiraling compositions with complicated psychological narrative. Most of the long-limbed, bendy people that stretch across Weaver’s canvases are captured in fleeting emotional states – caught with a forced smile, a self-conscious glance, or a passive-aggressive scowl. This sense of observation – what is means to observe others, or the tangible effects of being observed – serves as a key subject matter in Weaver’s paintings.



from September 14, 2018 to October 28, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-09-14 from 18:00 to 20:00


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Address: 291 Grand St., New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212-714-9500

Corner of Eldridge St. Subway: D/B to Grand Street.

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