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16/09/2021 - 23/10/2021

New Work - Painting


Elizabeth Neel - Limb after Limb

Originally conceived for the nave, apse and transept of a deconsecrated church, Neel’s new body of work explores themes of physicality, suffering, transformation, resuscitation, and redemption. Made in isolation on her family’s farm in rural Vermont, these works are influenced by the rawness of the natural environment and the dislocating reality of pandemic psychology.

The artist’s large-scale paintings on canvas extend her interest in the externalisation of physical and psychological experience via abstraction. Using a diverse vocabulary of mark-making tools, including fingers, rags, brushes, monoprinting techniques and rollers, Neel’s paintings are ripe with emotive lyricism suggestive of the correlative and repetitious cycles of daily life.

During Frieze London, Pilar Corrias will premiere LIMB AFTER LIMB, a short documentary about Elizabeth Neel and her paintings, directed by Andrew Neel, her brother. Having grown up under idiosyncratic circumstances with Alice Neel as her grandmother, Neel has a unique, complex, engaging, and at times fraught experience being an artist


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