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Coming Back is Half the Trip / Geoff McFetridge


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The work of Geoff McFetridge (b. Calgary 1971, Canada) is concerned with the human condition. He engages existence and semiotics from a curious, pragmatic, poetic and personal point of departure. His paintings, drawings, and sculptures often (quite literally) circle around topics such as beginning and end, relation and understanding, perception, the transcendental and the unconscious.

In McFetridge’s work, common human themes are investigated with the lightness of an intuitive graphic vocabulary. Complex and dense while equally fragile and sparse, McFetridge’s visual language is dance and mountaineering: heavy in preparation, light in execution.

Coming Back Is Half The Trip consists of studies for paintings and sculptures shown in his fourth solo exhibition with V1 Gallery / Eighteen in Copenhagen.

The book offers new approaches to cognition. McFetridge ventures onto the edge of meaning, bringing us with him on a trip that we can sense, but struggle to verbalize.

Published by Nieves, 2018
First edition

Softcover, 112 pages, 3-color offset, 7.6 × 10.1 inches

ISBN 978-3-905999-99-0