EVIE FALCI : FALSE IDLES
SEPTEMBER 5 - 25 2011
Monday September 5th, 2-8PM
during the Hoffman Street Block Party
MAGIC PICTURES is proud to begin our fall program with EVIE FALCI : FALSE IDLES, which opens MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH from 2-8PM in conjunction with the HOFFMAN STREET BLOCK PARTY.
Benjamin Provo, this show's essayist, writes:
Brooklyn based artist Evie Falci's recent paintings are composed of metal studs and colored rhinestones on raw denim and vinyl, materials which are often employed as signifiers of specific fashion tribes and certain sexual transgressive identities. In the works on view in FALSE IDLES, Falci recontexualizes these culturally loaded materials into complex geometric abstractions, evoking her enduring interest in mysticism, eastern religious iconography, tantrism and the occult. In their obsessive formal integrity, ranging from the totemic stacks of interlocking forms in Wall to the mandala-like circles-within-circles composition of Trap, Falci's paintings share a lineage with the visionary abstraction of artists from Emma Kunz to Piet Mondrian to Alfred Jensen. It’s often been said that idle hands are the devil's playthings. Evie Falci’s recent paintings offer a slyly ironic inversion of this outdated dictate. Far from idle, these works come from the hands of an artist engaged in a highly concentrated, labor intensive craft.
Evie Falci was born and raised in Brooklyn NY where she continues to live and work. She has exhibited widely in the United States, most recently at Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York, NY. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 2007. She has been an artist in residence at the Wassaic Project in 2010 and was awarded the 2011-12 Marie Walsh Sharpe Sudio Space Program Grant. Evie is a Pisces with Scorpio rising and Moon in Scorpio.