Main Gallery


18 November 2015 - 20 February 2016

Figure installation image Figure installation image Figure installation image Partou Zia, Green Breath, 2006, oil on canvas, 152 x 183 cm Eileen Cooper, Play Dead, 1991, oil on canvas, 152 x 168 cm Bridget Macdonald, The Pitcher Bearers, 2012, charcoal on paper, 122 x 82 cm Guler Ates, Purple Shroud, 2013, archival photographic print, 45 x 62.5 cm David Price, Doppelganger, 2015, oil on panel, 72 x 72 cm Machiko Edmondson, Pirouette, 2015, oil on canvas, 182 x 182 cm

ART FIRST is pleased to present a winter exhibition, Figure, featuring new work from Christopher Cook, Machiko Edmondson, Jack Milroy and David Price with related work by Guler Ates and Bridget Macdonald, alongside important historical pieces by Eileen Cooper and Partou Zia.

"The Figure Is Back, Baby! At MoMA PS1's Greater New York, Artists Vanquish Zombie Formalism With People Art" - so reads the headline of a recent notice (11 October), which nicely bolsters Art First's understanding that art incorporating the figure has never 'gone away'.