David Remfry

October 14, 2001–January 20, 2002

P.S.1 presents works by British artist David Remfry (b. 1942), who is known for his strange and beautiful figurative watercolor paintings. Remfry's portraits and party scenes capture the "in-between" moments: such as women whispering in a crowd, dancers letting go of one another or people gazing at their own bodies. In these intimate, sensual images, nearly life-sized figures often seem to make eye contact with the viewer from the edge of the canvas, while others appear to look away deliberately. Remfry's unusual composition adds a sense of spontaneity to the works that ultimately heightens their emotional charge and presents these scenes as windows on passing worlds.

 

This exhibition is organized by P.S.1 Director Alanna Heiss.