Geoff McFetridge

COOPER COLE is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Geoff McFetridge. This marks the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, his first in Toronto since 2012.

In the paintings on show, Geoff McFetridge waxes poetic on the human condition. Figures are arranged against flat tonal surfaces, often forming simple shapes in their solidarity. They lean on one another or melt, become one; they leap through space using heads as stepping-stones. The way McFetridge has choreographed bodies makes apt metaphor for social mechanism, whereby the final form (of a new image or world) is achieved through collective action and support. In paintings otherwise, the motif of a string is present, looping through geometric forms and bodily fragments, an ode to the interconnectedness of things. In a moment, coloured line embodies thought: graspable between the narrow in-betweens of fingers, or differently transferrable among communing individuals. For this, McFetridge continues his ongoing conceptual investigation of painting at the nexus of drawing and design.

Geoff McFetridge (b. 1971, Calgary, Canada) received his Bachelor of Art from The Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada, and his MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA. He has exhibited internationally at The Art Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver; Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada; Joshua Liner Gallery, Half Gallery, The Hole, Cooper Hewitt, New York; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; Museum of Contemporary Art, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles; Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena; County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, USA; Parco Gallery X, PlayMountain, AD21, Tokyo, Japan; Bondi Pavilion, Sydney, Australia; Ivory & Black, London, United Kingdom; V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Mu, Eindhoven, Netherlands; The Spitroom, Berlin, Germany; Volta, Basel, Switzerland. He is the winner of the 2016 Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Award. In 2019, he was awarded The Medal of AIGA. McFetridge currently lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

For more information please contact the gallery:

info@coopercolegallery.com
+1.416.531.800

 

Artworks

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