Pilar Corrias

Elizabeth Neel: Vulture and Chicks

13. 05. – 16. 06. 2016

Installation view: Elizabeth Neel: Vulture and Chicks, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, 13 May - 17 March 2016
Installation view: Elizabeth Neel: Vulture and Chicks, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, 13 May - 17 March 2016
Installation view: Elizabeth Neel: Vulture and Chicks, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, 13 May - 17 March 2016
Grouper
  • 2016
    Elizabeth Neel
    Acrylic on canvas
  • 200.7 x 130.8 cm
  • Katty Kath Katherine
    Elizabeth Neel
    2016
    Acrylic on canvas 274.3 x 200.7 cm
    Katty Kath Katherine (detail)
    Elizabeth Neel
    2016
    Acrylic on canvas
  • 274.3 x 200.7 cm
  • Installation view: Elizabeth Neel: Vulture and Chicks, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, 13 May - 17 March 2016
    Reasonable Doubt (For Ara Dymond)
    Elizabeth Neel
    2016
    Acrylic on canvas 274.3 x 200.7 cm Installation view: Elizabeth Neel: Vulture and Chicks, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, 13 May - 17 March 2016
    Reasonable Doubt (For Ara Dymond)
    Elizabeth Neel
    2016
    Acrylic on canvas 274.3 x 200.7 cm
    Vulture and Chicks
    Elizabeth Neel
    2016
    Acrylic on canvas 198.12 x 350 cm
    Belongings
    Elizabeth Neel
    2016
    Acrylic on canvas 200.7 x 121.9 cm
    First Man in Situ
    Elizabeth Neel
    2016
    Acrylic on canvas 185.4 x 116.8 cm
    First Man in Situ (detail)
    Elizabeth Neel
    2016
    Acrylic on canvas 185.4 x 116.8 cm
    Hugger on Maui
    Elizabeth Neel
    2016
    Acrylic on paper 161 x 48.3 cm
    Wardian Case
    Elizabeth Neel
    2016
    Acrylic on paper 161 x 48.3 cm
    Eddie Eddie Eddie
    Elizabeth Neel
    2016
    Acrylic on paper 161 x 48.3 cm
    The Squngili
    Elizabeth Neel
    2016
    Acrylic on paper 161 x 48.3 cm

    Pilar Corrias Gallery is pleased to present Vulture and Chicks, the third solo exhibition by American artist Elizabeth Neel with the gallery. The exhibition features new paintings on canvas alongside works on paper.

    Elizabeth Neel displays her continued interest in the theme of the psychological undercurrent and friction between the individual and the “landscape”, be it natural, urban, ideological or emotional.
    Her new large-scale gestural paintings are built up through layers of acrylic paint on canvas weaving transparent and opaque streams of liquid through negative space. She juxtaposes hard and soft edges with a lexicon of marks including swipes, stuttering printed passages and brushed linear pathways that act as a physical transcription of the mind processing ideas, objects, and events. Positive and negative interplay in her works creating a constant between the illusion of a distance and proximity to stir the attention of the viewer, who reacts directly to the composition while simultaneously contemplating the suggestion of narrative and subject.

    Neel’s works are directly related to the form and capability of the body. They are traces and records of her specific person, as well as voluntary acts of choreography and negotiation in response to external forces of entropy. Furthermore her works reference bodily fluids, bilateral symmetries, and a tension between vertical and horizontal in relation to gravity, suggesting multiple and simultaneous states of being. Collectively her actions and reactions challenge the physical and intellectual world of the viewer concerning the possibilities of the alive and the dead, the real and the imagined, the known and the unknown.

    Neel’s new paintings on paper retain similar physical characteristics as her larger works while capitalising on an intimacy of scale and the potential of paper to highlight a pulled, printed and collaged form of touch that is both brazen and fragile.

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