CURRENT EXHIBITION

MEDRIE MACPHEE

6 OCTOBER to 25 NOVEMBER

Barbara Edwards Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Medrie MacPhee. Long known for using architectural references in her imagery that explored notions of a dystopian future/past, this new body of work presents a significant shift materially and conceptually.

In 2012, MacPhee began a fake fashion line (RELAX) out of clothing scavenged in cheap discount stores. The premise was total comfort in a fraught time. Cutting up sweat suits and other clothing, MacPhee sought out to create one piece outfits with multiple zippers, buttons, and other fabrics. The fashion line served as a catalyst for her latest body of work. The disassembled garments juxtaposed with the painted surfaces provide a personal identification between viewer and painting. The clothing embodies ideas of language, architecture, class and sensibility and brings a dark humor to the task. Read More.

For more information, contact:
barbara@becontemporary.com


 

 

CALGARY

Barbara Edwards Contemporary will now operate only in our Toronto location. We congratulate Viviane Mehr, our former partner in both locations, on opening her new gallery, VivianeArt in the same location in Calgary. Visit Viviane’s gallery @ VivianeArt.gallery

Medrie MacPhee Going the Distance
Going the Distance, 2016
oil and collaged materials on canvas
78" x 70"

Medrie MacPhee Broken Syntax
Broken Syntax, 2016
oil and collaged materials on canvas
84" x 64"

Medrie MacPhee The Inside is the Outside
The Inside is the Outside, 2017
oil and mixed media on canvas
64" x 84"

Medrie MacPhee I read You
I Read You, 2016
oil and collaged materials on wood
30" x 40"

Medrie MacPhee Corpus
Corpus, 2016
mixed media on paper
30" x 22"

Medrie MacPhee Transfer One
Transfer One, 2017
mixed media on paper
30" x 22"

Medrie MacPhee Transfer Two
Transfer Two, 2017
mixed media on paper
30" x 22"

Medrie MacPhee Transfer Three
Transfer Three, 2017
mixed media on paper
30" x 22"