Alexis McGrigg

The Labour of Being


Paris, Front Space

For the safety of our visitors and staff, masks must be worn by all visitors upon entrance and hand sanitiser will be provided at the door and throughout the gallery.

Inquire about the exhibition:
inquiries@alminerech.com

The gallery is open from 11 am until 7 pm.

  • , Absent from the Body, 2021
    Procion dye on canvas
    106.5 x 81 cm - 42 x 32 in (unframed)
    111.5 x 86 cm - 44 x 34 in (framed)
  • , Solitude: A Moment in Blue 2, 2021
    Procion dye on canvas
    167.5 x 129 cm - 66 x 51 in (unframed)
    172 x 134 cm - 67 1/2 x 53 in (framed)
  • , Behold, Beheld (Secrets you Tell), 2021
    Procion dye on canvas
    106.5 x 81 cm - 42 x 32 in (unframed)
    111.5 x 86 cm - 44 x 34 in (framed)
  • , Acquaintance of Fatigue, 2021
    Procion dye & gold mica powder on canvas
    167.5 x 129 cm - 66 x 51 in (unframed)
    172 x 134 cm - 67 1/2 x 53 in (framed)
  • , Solitude: A Moment in Blue 1, 2021
    Procion dye on canvas
    167.5 x 129 cm - 66 x 51 in (unframed)
    172 x 134 cm - 67 1/2 x 53 in (framed)
  • , To Give Rest, 2021
    Procion dye on canvas
    208.5 x 167.5 cm - 82 1/2 x 66 in (unframed)
    213 x 172.5 cm - 84 x 68 in (framed)
  • , Ends of the Earth: Mother & Child, 2021
    Procion dye on canvas
    106.5 x 81 cm - 42 x 32 in (unframed)
    111.5 x 86 cm - 44 x 34 in (framed)

Press release

Almine Rech is pleased to present Alexis McGrigg's first solo show with the gallery, on view from January 8 to February 5, 2022. 

In "The Labour of Being", her debut solo show with Almine Rech, Alexis McGrigg takes her ethereal visual storytelling to another level of outer space. Her latest series continues the examination of Blackness as an intangible plane. This exploration of the “Other” in a world where there is no “Other” pushes the boundaries of societal constraints and allows the observer to imagine what freedom feels like beyond form, one through which the souls of black people transcend between here and a third space on the boundary of our universe. She refers to this space as “Home”. In between earth and this third space is an expanse invisible to the eye — The Ether. It is within this plane that the souls find rest and a meeting place to convene during their journey. 

— June Sarpong


Selected press