V1 Gallery Announces the "The Organic Interface," a New Solo Exhibition by Geoff McFetridge
Geoff McFetridge’s new body of work in The Organic Interface explores a concept that has been a constant source of inspiration and contemplation for the artist: How can images explain and communicate thoughts that are in between our understandings. On their way to some destination, traveling, transforming, evolving, becoming.
”Much of my work comes out of trance adjacent states," McFetridge says of his process. "Sessions of drawing where I pursue an open state of mind, not meditation but something like endurance, like how you feel while running, where you are open and your mind feels erased. I’m not drawing 'ideas.' They often feel the opposite of that. The things I like to draw, paint and sculpt seem beyond me. They feel like they are resolving some thinking, or philosophy, that I’m not even aware of. Drawing for me is about starting somewhere and then moving into the unknown. Most of the work in this exhibition started with a simple proposition: our relationship to the natural world.
"I think of how a potter places a lump of clay on the wheel. As they move the wheel and wrap their hands around it, it changes, often becoming something useful like a bowl. It is transformed from a shape 'that is hard to describe to something more iconic, and within our language,' a bowl, a cup. As the potter makes the bowl there are many states along the way that are neither 'lump of clay' or 'bowl.' When I draw, I like to create work that stays in that place. Pictures of things, before they are captured by language.”