Galerie Francesca Pia

Greg Parma Smith
Gems in the Temple

17.09.21, 11:00 – 21:00

Solo exhibition
18.09.21 – 06.11.21

Greg Parma Smith, Angel of the Ecliptic (Sun), 2021
Greg Parma Smith, Angel of the Ecliptic (Sun), 2021

The paintings in Greg Parma Smith's Gems in the Temple are at once deeply familiar and strikingly new. They are familiar in that they deploy the artist's habitual motifs and symbols, with characteristic thematic unity and humor. The sun and the moon, stars and rainbows, flowers, birds, dogs, and fish are painted with such detail and precision that some appear to be chiseled from pure pigment, while others are flattened into ornate ribbons that fold intricately over themselves, or dissolve into contrasting washes of thinned paint. The compositions are held together by an overstated level of skill and exactitude that tunnels deep into the subconscious resonance of natural symbols.

Greg Parma Smith


Galerie Francesca Pia
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8005 Zürich
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Published on: 08.09.21