paul mcdevitt: grand canyon
19 March 2015 - 18 April 2015Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by Berlin-based British artist Paul McDevitt. McDevitt's drawings and paintings combine high and low art as classical and modernist imagery collide with graffiti and collage. His subversion of traditional art historical hierarchies exposes new, fantastical imagery that teeters on the peripheries of reality and deconstructs the myths still clinging to the practice of painting.
paul mcdevitt: running on woollen legs
2 September 2011 - 1 October 2011‘Running on Woollen Legs' is Paul McDevitt's third solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery. Working in a large-scale format for the first time, in these new paintings McDevitt combines recognisable tropes from across 20th century figurative and abstract art.
paul mcdevitt and cornelius quabeck: bierstadt
17 July 2009 - 15 August 2009Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of collaborative work by British artist Paul McDevitt and German artist Cornelius Quabeck. It is in the fantastical setting of Bierstadt (Beer City) that McDevitt and Quabeck form this, their third artistic alliance developed over the last two and a half years. An imagined meeting space, or conceptual ‘pub,' Bierstadt provides the point of contact for two friends working in geographically disparate studios to share their daily thoughts and practice.
paul mcdevitt: solitary figure
1 September 2007 - 29 September 2007Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present new work by British artist Paul McDevitt. Paul McDevitt's intricate drawings, made from biro, coloured pencil and acrylic spray, explore the realms of fantasy. His compositions resemble anything from comic book illustrations to antique etchings and computer-generated graphic design. His subject matter draws on a multitude of oddly connected ideas. For this exhibition, McDevitt presents his first three-dimensional works which are accompanied by new drawings and a new animation.
13 October 2004 - 13 November 2004Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present new work by British artist Paul McDevitt. McDevitt's intricate pencil drawings suggest a lost or undiscovered world. His subject matter is derived primarily from 1950s European cultural magazines as well as the artist's own photographs. Much of McDevitt's imagery focuses on anonymous graphic design. This ranges from the commercial styling of old publications to the municipal murals and street graffiti of Europe.