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Rachel Feinstein

Mirror

January 27–March 5, 2022
Davies Street, London

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Installation view Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

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Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

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Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Works Exhibited

Rachel Feinstein, Nicodemus and Jesus, 2021 Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 34 × 28 inches
(86.4 × 71.1 cm)© Rachel Feinstein

Rachel Feinstein, Nicodemus and Jesus, 2021

Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 34 × 28 inches (86.4 × 71.1 cm)
© Rachel Feinstein

Rachel Feinstein, Metal Storm, 2021 Stained wood, 93 × 69 ⅜ × 41 ⅞ inches (236 × 176 × 106.2 cm)© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Metal Storm, 2021

Stained wood, 93 × 69 ⅜ × 41 ⅞ inches (236 × 176 × 106.2 cm)
© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Holy Blood, 2021 Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 42 × 32 inches (106.7 × 81.3 cm)© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Holy Blood, 2021

Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 42 × 32 inches (106.7 × 81.3 cm)
© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Peter, 2021 Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 76 × 30 inches (193 × 76.2 cm)© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Peter, 2021

Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 76 × 30 inches (193 × 76.2 cm)
© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Andrew, 2021 Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 76 × 30 inches (193 × 76.2 cm)© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Andrew, 2021

Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 76 × 30 inches (193 × 76.2 cm)
© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Chris and Christ, 2021 Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 44 × 34 inches (111.8 × 86.4 cm)© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Chris and Christ, 2021

Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 44 × 34 inches (111.8 × 86.4 cm)
© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Sleeping Peter, 2021 Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 34 × 25 inches (86.4 × 63.5 cm)© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Sleeping Peter, 2021

Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 34 × 25 inches (86.4 × 63.5 cm)
© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Magdalene, 2021 Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 52 × 30 inches (132.1 × 76 cm)© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

Rachel Feinstein, Magdalene, 2021

Oil, acrylic urethane, and charcoal on mirror, 52 × 30 inches (132.1 × 76 cm)
© Rachel Feinstein. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd

About

I was not concerned with gender, desire, high and low culture, theater, or taste in these works. For me it is about life and death. 
—Rachel Feinstein

Gagosian is pleased to present Mirror, an exhibition of new works by Rachel Feinstein. This is her first exhibition with the gallery in the United Kingdom, and her first in London since 2007.

Comprising paintings on mirror and a large stained-wood sculpture titled Metal Storm (2021), the exhibition is animated by Feinstein’s fascination with the human figure and historical and cultural narratives. The works in Mirror refer to German art from the turn of the sixteenth century, a period of transition from the Gothic to the Northern Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation. Shifting between two- and three-dimensional modes of representation, this new work uses historical and religious symbolism to embody worldwide anxieties of the unknown during the time of COVID.

Articulated in oil on mirrored glass, Feinstein’s paintings in Mirror reference sixteenth-century sculptural altarpieces carved in unpainted limewood by Tilman Riemenschneider and a polychrome figure by Gregor Erhart, another German sculptor of the era. Technically virtuosic, these artists united Gothic elegance with humanistic expression to represent religious figures including Christ, the apostles, saints, and Mary Magdalene as symbols of compassion, suffering, and love.

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