Elizabeth McIntosh, Sparkle, 2018

Oil on canvas, 123.2×165.1 cm, 48½×65 in, Unique

Elizabeth McIntosh

Night Sweat

26 January – 23 February 2019, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Installation view

Elizabeth McIntosh, Listen, 2018

Oil on canvas, 167.6×129.5 cm, 66×51 in, Unique

Press release

Elizabeth McIntosh

Night Sweat

26 January – 23 February 2019, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Tanya Leighton is pleased to announce ‘Night Sweat’, the first solo exhibition at the gallery by Vancouver artist Elizabeth McIntosh and her first solo exhibition in Europe. McIntosh’s beguiling paintings blend abstraction and associative figuration through painterly gesture. The group of new paintings that comprise ‘Night Sweat’ work out raw impulses with wit. Seeming to reinvent themselves at each glance, they reveal McIntosh’s uncommon instincts for composition and palette.

McIntosh’s latest body of work – draws subject matter from art history, nature, and moments from the artist’s life, all of which are subjected to her intuitive and transformative approach to painting. Motifs reoccur, flipped and rotated, their hues shifted. Recognisable imagery is paired with painterly forms that could be any number of objects, or maybe none of them. Her paintings exude spontaneity, while still signalling the plans that shaped them. McIntosh slyly undermines conventions of the medium that didn’t seem apparent until one is standing in front of her work. Their contradictions and reversals make them all the more endearing as testaments to painting’s long and manifold history, as well as its capacity for boundless reinvention.

Elizabeth McIntosh has exhibited widely throughout North America with exhibitions at Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver; CANADA, New York; the Contemporary Art Gallery; and the Vancouver Art Gallery. McIntosh has been the recipient of numerous awards, public commissions and grants, including most recently the Fogo Island Artist Residency. Her work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, among others. She is a professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Elizabeth McIntosh, Lovers, 2018

Oil on canvas, 148.6×205.7 cm, 58½×81 in, Unique

Elizabeth McIntosh

Night Sweat

26 January – 23 February 2019, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Elizabeth McIntosh, Counting, 2018

Oil on canvas, 61×45.7 cm, 24×18 in, Unique

Elizabeth McIntosh

Night Sweat

26 January – 23 February 2019, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Elizabeth McIntosh, Angels, 2018

Oil on canvas, 185.4×165.1 cm, 73×65 in, Unique

Elizabeth McIntosh

Night Sweat

26 January – 23 February 2019, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Installation view

Elizabeth McIntosh

Night Sweat

26 January – 23 February 2019, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Tanya Leighton

These Days

Alejandro Cesarco

8 March – 13 April 2019

Preview: Friday 8 March, 7–9 pm

Gallery Weekend

Berlin

26 – 28 April 2019

David Diao

David Diao, 2018
Delmonico books — Prestel

With contributions from Philip Tinari, Michael Corris, Pi Li, Sarah K. Rich, Felicia Chen, Kerry Doran

Van Hanos

Van Hanos
New artist series
Published by Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Sharon Hayes

Sharon Hayes
Phaidon Contemporary Artist Series
Text by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jeannine Tang, and Lanka Tattersall

Jonas Lipps

Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
June 2019

John Smith

John Smith
International Short Film Biennale
Vicenza, Italy

3 April 2019

Marianne Wex

Tanya Leighton is delighted to announce that
the Museum of Modern Art, New York
has acquired Marianne Wex's
Let's Take Back Our Space: 'Female' and 'Male' Body Language as a Result of Patriarchal Structures, 1977

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