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Jennifer Guidi @ Massimo de Carlo Gallery
21 November 2016 - 28 January 2017
Radiant brings together fourteen new canvases of layered paint and sand in an exploration of gesture, pattern and texture. Intricate in their execution and ambiguous in their reading, Jennifer Guidi’s paintings oscillate across a broad spectrum of association. Beginning with a colourful under-painting or with raw linen, Guidi obscures this initial layer through the application of a cement-like mixture of sand, paint and acrylic polymers. While still wet, this sedimented exterior is then carefully manipulated by hand carved tools, teased and parted to reveal the base-layer beneath through hundreds of small indentations. In a few examples, the interior of the indentation is filled with oil paint washes of paint and more sand.