Fiona Rae: Maybe you can live on the moon in the next century
Ridinghouse 2012 in association with Leeds Art Gallery • £17.95 | $29.95 • Softback • 64pp• 29 x 24.5 cm | 11 2/5 x 9 3/5 in
ISBN 978 1 90546457 9
A leading painter of her generation, Fiona Rae's distinctive, energetic, humorous and complex works challenge and expand the modern conventions of painting. Participation in Damien Hirst's 1988 Freeze, the Venice Biennale 1990 and the Turner Prize in 1991 brought her early renown. Solo exhibitions have been held at Kunsthalle Basel; ICA, London and Carré d'Art - Musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes. This publication and the exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery it accompanies (11 May - 26 August 2012) examine Rae's paintings from the last decade when she began to explore, in painterly analogues, many of the new visual conventions familiar to a post-Photoshop generation, mixing graphic and cartoon imagery with abstract marks and spontaneous gestures to create an iconoclastic synthesis of painterly languages.