Tira Walsh

9 July - 7 August 2021

Industry reflects Tira Walsh’s recent output, synthesizing abstract painting, urban environments, and power relations into pictorial worlds where the logic is order versus havoc. In her paintings, the agitations of urban life are taken into the studio and altered into complex ‘tricks.’ Industrial shapes and paint qualities appear digitally enhanced yet are all achieved by hand. Walsh brings a tough mind to these manipulations that may require a light or heavy touch. Clean edges and frenzied spray are repeatedly fractured and honed in on in a private studio environment. A core component of Walsh’s practice is her dialogue with the paintings themselves. In the studio confines, the artist’s mindset must abandon doubt and take up risks. These gritty stand-offs in the studio exploit the anticipation between form, visual logic, and the artist’s control.