Genevieve Felix Reynolds
Faced with the digital abstraction of contemporary society, Reynolds responds with the abstraction of objects and space in an exploration of the impact of contemporary technologies on painting. The mythos of classical art and architecture anchors her image making; contrasting the weight of historic objects against efficient, reproducible technologies and the pleasure-seeking immediacy of our post-internet generation. Abstractions of artefacts are framed as objects of new idolisation. Refreshed and disembodied in paint, they simultaneously crave and mock a slower, simpler platonic era.
Reynolds graduated from the Queensland College of Art (QCP) with first class honours in 2011. Recent exhibitions include Chasm Gallery, New York, Michael Reid, Murrurundi, The Brisbane Powerhouse and Nicholas Thompson, Melbourne. She has been the recipient of several awards and grants including the Godfrey River’s Medal and an Art Start Grant, and was recently a finalist in the Churchie Emerging Artist Award and the Fisher’s Ghost Award. She is currently director of the artist-run gallery Wellington Street Projects in Sydney.