Geoff McFetridge

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Geoff McFetridge (b. 1971, Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is interested in how images exist in-between or outside of language, and in turn how this encourages more open-minded approaches to cognition. In his paintings, images become language; in the artist’s words, “it should feel like something, rather than look like something.” In the pictorial spaces he creates, definitions are less finite and can slip between interpretations. As indicated by their titles, many of his paintings whimsically play with the bodily experience of design, using simplified figures to both think about forms and collective experiences.

McFetridge received his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design and his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. McFetridge was part of the infamous Beautiful Losers exhibition which debuted in downtown New York in 1991 and went on to tour the world. He has continued to exhibit in international galleries including Cooper Cole, Toronto (2019); Half Gallery, New York (2018); V1 Gallery, Copenhagen (2016); PlayMountain, Tokyo (2013); and Heath Gallery, Los Angeles (2011). McFetridge has also been included in museum exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Yale University Art Museum, and The Geffen Contemporary at MoCA Los Angeles. McFetridge currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Geoff McFetridge

The Image Relies on Positive Thinking, Ottawa OLRT Lyon Station

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The Image Relies on Positive Thinking, 2019

Ottawa OLRT Lyon Station, Ottawa, Canada

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Us as A Landscape

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Us as A Landscape, 2021

Acrylic on canvas

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40" X 60"
101.6cm X 152.4cm

Geoff McFetridge

In the Cracks of a Dream We See the Waking World

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In the Cracks of a Dream We See the Waking World, 2021

Acrylic on canvas

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40" X 60"
101.6cm X 152.4cm

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A Passenger of the Landscape

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A Passenger of the Landscape, 2021

Acrylic on paper

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64" X 48"
162.56cm X 121.92cm

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Looking Away

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Looking Away, 2021

Acrylic on paper

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64" X 48"
162.56cm X 121.92cm

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Stray Figures

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Stray Figures, 2021

Acrylic on paper

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48" X 64"
121.92cm X 162.56cm

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Sleeping Landscape

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Sleeping Landscape, 2021

Acrylic on paper

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48" X 64"
121.92cm X 162.56cm

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Exactly How I Saw Them

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Exactly How I Saw Them, 2021

Acrylic on paper

G.McFetridge0117

48" X 64"
121.92cm X 162.56cm

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Matt at Home

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Matt at Home, 2021

Acrylic on paper

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10.75" X 12.5"
27.3cm X 31.75cm

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Will at Home

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Will at Home, 2021

Acrylic on paper

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10.75" X 12.5"
27.3cm X 31.75cm

Geoff McFetridge

Image Based Gamelan Encipherment 1

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Image Based Gamelan Encipherment 1, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

33" X 29"
83.82cm X 73.66cm

Geoff McFetridge

Image Based Gamelan 6: We are Screens We are Projectors

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Image Based Gamelan 6: We are Screens We are Projectors, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

50" X 72"
127cm X 182.88cm

Geoff McFetridge

Image Based Gamelan 7: Both Sides of the Middle

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Image Based Gamelan 7: Both Sides of the Middle, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

41" X 72"
104.14cm X 182.88cm

Geoff McFetridge

Image Based Gamelan 8: Right to Left to Right

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Image Based Gamelan 8: Right to Left to Right, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

41" X 72"
104.14cm X 182.88cm

Geoff McFetridge

Image Based Gamelan 9: The Self Ringing Bell

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Image Based Gamelan 9: The Self Ringing Bell, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

34.5" X 35.5"
87.63cm X 90.17cm

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Image Based Gamelan 10: A Visual Gong

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Image Based Gamelan 10: A Visual Gong, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

41.5" X 35.5"
105.41cm X 90.17cm

Geoff McFetridge

Image Based Gamelan 11: Invention is Still Possible

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Image Based Gamelan 11: Invention is Still Possible, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

48.5" X 35"
123.19cm X 88.9cm

Geoff McFetridge

Image Based Gamelan 12: Encryptedecrypted

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Image Based Gamelan 12: Encryptedecrypted, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

41.5" X 35.5"
105.41cm X 90.17cm

Geoff McFetridge

An Escalator for Understanding

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An Escalator for Understanding, 2019

Acrylic on gesso canvas

35" X 37"
88.9cm X 93.98cm

Geoff McFetridge

From a Dream: Experiencing a Hexigon

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From a Dream: Experiencing a Hexigon, 2019

Acrylic on gesso canvas

50" X 40"
127cm X 101.6cm

Geoff McFetridge

A Logo For Parenting

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A Logo For Parenting, 2019

Acrylic on gesso canvas

40" X 50"
101.6cm X 127cm

Geoff Mcfetridge

A Poem Unrelated to Words

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A Poem Unrelated to Words, 2019

Acrylic on raw canvas

50" X 40"
127cm X 101.6cm

Geoff McFetridge

Us Experiencing Geometry

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Us Experiencing Geometry, 2019

Acrylic on raw canvas

50" X 40"
127cm X 101.6cm

Geoff McFetridge

Us as Kerning Not the Font

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Us as Kerning Not the Font, 2019

Acrylic on gesso canvas

33" X 27"
83.82cm X 68.58cm

Geoff McFetridge

Infinity Is At hand

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Infinity Is At hand, 2019

Acrylic on raw canvas

27" X 33"
68.58cm X 83.82cm

Geoff McFetridge

A Picture Unrelated to Words

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A Picture Unrelated to Words, 2019

Acrylic on raw canvas

33" X 27"
83.82cm X 68.58cm

Geoff McFetridge

Us Experiencing a Square

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Us Experiencing a Square, 2019

Acrylic on gesso canvas

49" X 39"
124.46cm X 99.06cm

Geoff McFetridge

Another Kind of Agreeing

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Another Kind of Agreeing, 2019

Acrylic on gesso canvas

50" X 40"
127cm X 101.6cm

Geoff McFetridge

A Positive Future Built of Incremental Change

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A Positive Future Built of Incremental Change, 2019

Acrylic on gesso canvas

84" X " X 72"
213.36cm X 0cm X 182.88cm

Geoff McFetridge

Entering Infinity

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Entering Infinity, 2019

Acrylic on raw canvas

33" X 33"
83.82cm X 83.82cm

Geoff McFetridge

Two Lines Align

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Two Lines Align, 2008

Installation at Red Cat Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Geoff McFetridge

Graphic Design Worlds

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Graphic Design Worlds, 2011

Installation at the Triennale Design Museum of Milan, Italy

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In The Mind

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In The Mind, 2008

Installation at Olympic Sculpture Park Pavilion, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA