Fergus Feehily at Telephone Booth, Rotterdam
'The true life is not reducible to words spoken or written, not by anyone, ever. The true life takes place when we're alone, thinking, feeling, lost in memory, dreamingly self-aware, the submicroscopic moments.'
Don DeLillo, Point Omega, 2010
Fergus Feehily's paintings, which are very much made things and at times are not actually painted at all, offer a complex experience, where what is held back is often as important as what is revealed. Feehily's increasingly improvised painting practice is both nuanced and quietly insistent.
Feehily is concurrently showing in Concentrations 54: Matt Connors and Fergus Feehily, Dallas Museum of Art, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and in Twenty, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Previous solo shows include Misako & Rosen, Tokyo (2010); The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2009); Green On Red Gallery, Dublin (2008); Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (2008); Galerie Christian Lethert, Cologne (2010); The Return, Goethe Institut, Dublin (2007) and Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco (2007). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Wake Amusements, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles (2011); Mixtapes: Popular Music in Contemporary Art, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland (2010); Spontaneous Generation, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York (2010); SNO 55: The Way Things Are, Sydney Non Objective, Marrickville, Australia (2009) and Zu Gemeinschaften, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2008).
Feehily was born in Dublin in 1968 and currently lives and works in Berlin.
Telephone Booth is supported by the Master of Fine Art programme at Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy.