Almine Rech Brussels is pleased to present In The Beloved, Alexis McGrigg’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
In The Beloved is the latest addition to the visual cosmology of interdisciplinary artist Alexis McGrigg. A sequence of painterly choreographies, this exhibition of new works extends the transcendent narrative she has been refining and expanding since 2015. The storytelling architecture from which these works developed concerns the artist’s personal investigations into a multiform, pluralized conception of Blackness. McGrigg’s practice encompasses painting, drawing, experimental video, and installation. These multiple approaches are channeled towards a set of artistic exercises which themselves rely on a constellation of influences across painting, literature and music. The dynamic breadth of her chosen wellsprings of information and mediums of experimentation are crucial to this assemblage of paintings at Almine Rech Brussels.
– Yasmina Price, writer, researcher and PhD student in the Departments of African American Studies and Film & Media Studies at Yale University.