Joseph Yaeger and Alicia Reys McNamara in London 2 June 2021
Alicia Reyes McNamara, Guilty Moons (2021). Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm.
Joseph Yaeger, The Euphemism (2021). Watercolour on gessoed linen 200.5 x 140.5 x 4 cm. Courtesy Project Native Informant.
Joseph Yaeger, Vertigo (2021). Watercolour on gessoed linen. 51 x 41 x 2 cm. Courtesy Project Native Informant.
Alicia Reyes McNamara, Misunderstood Spirit (2021). Oil on canvas. 30 x 40 cm. Courtesy Niru Ratnam.
Two exciting young painters, Joseph Yaeger and Alicia Reyes McNamara, currently have solo exhibitions in London at Project Native Informant and Niru Ratnam respectively.
Both artists studied in the U.K., but take very different approaches to figurative painting. Yaeger uses watercolour on gessoed canvas to create images gleaned from fleeting memories, often incorporating reflections, doubling, or unconventional close-ups.
McNamara's work is centred around Mexican and Irish mythology, specifically water myths and often the female figures within these.