Alan Belcher at greengrassi

Artist: Alan Belcher

Exhibition title: Objects

Venue: greengrassi, London, UK

Date: November 3 – December 21, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and greengrassi, London

Objects:
Decoys
Lures
Black Truffles
White Truffles
Untitled (Pearls)
Chew Toys
Garnish
each: oil on canvas

These portraits of objects are encountered as symbolized vehicles, plainly art objects rather than paintings. The use of oil on canvas is a fast track to navigation of the object. The painting of the decoy behaves as a decoy, with both attraction and subterfuge —the lures bait and hook. Truffles are a rare find, sniffed out and coveted by connoisseurs. The glass shard irritant, similar to a grain of sand, embedded in the fleshly tongue of the oyster when nurtured and embraced evolves into a cultured worldly gem. The obsessive and possessive nature of a chew toy also speaks of a certain amount of substance to wrangle with. And then there’s the Garnish.

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Objects, 2017, exhibition view, greengrassi, London

Alan Belcher, Chew Toy, 2015, Oil on canvas, 12″ × 12″ (30.48 × 30.48 cm)

Alan Belcher, Chew Toy, 2015, Oil on canvas, 12″ × 12″ (30.48 × 30.48 cm)

Alan Belcher, Chew Toy, 2015, Oil on canvas, 12″ × 12″ (30.48 × 30.48 cm)

Alan Belcher, Decoy, 2015, Oil on canvas, 18″ × 18″ (45.72 × 45.72 cm)

Alan Belcher, Decoy, 2015, Oil on canvas, 24″ × 24″ (60.96 × 60.96 cm)

Alan Belcher, Decoy, 2015, Oil on canvas, 24″ × 24″ (60.96 × 60.96 cm)

Alan Belcher, Decoy, 2015, Oil on canvas, 30″ × 30″ (76.20 × 76.20 cm)

Alan Belcher, Decoy, 2015, Oil on canvas, 30″ × 30″ (76.20 × 76.20 cm)

Alan Belcher, White Truffle, 2015, Oil on canvas, 14″ × 14″ (35.56 × 35.56 cm)

Alan Belcher, White Truffle, 2015, Oil on canvas, 20″ × 20″ (50.80 × 50.80 cm)

Alan Belcher, White Truffle, 2015, Oil on canvas, 36″ × 36″ (91.44 × 91.44 cm)

Alan Belcher, Black Truffle, 2015, Oil on canvas, 10″ × 10″ (25.40 × 25.40 cm)

Alan Belcher, Black Truffle, 2015, Oil on canvas, 10″ × 10″ (25.40 × 25.40 cm)

Alan Belcher, Black Truffle, 2015, Oil on canvas, 24″ × 24″ (60.96 × 60.96 cm)

Alan Belcher, Lure, 2015, Oil on canvas, 12″ × 12″ (30.48 × 30.48 cm)

Alan Belcher, Lure, 2015, Oil on canvas, 12″ × 12″ (30.48 × 30.48 cm)

Alan Belcher, Lure, 2015, Oil on canvas, 12″ × 12″ (30.48 × 30.48 cm)

Alan Belcher, Lure, 2015, Oil on canvas, 18″ × 18″ (45.72 × 45.72 cm)

Alan Belcher, Lure, 2015, Oil on canvas, 18″ × 18″ (45.72 × 45.72 cm)

Alan Belcher, Untitled (Pearl) #01, 2016, Oil on linen, broken glass, 8″ × 8″ (20.32 × 20.32 cm)

Alan Belcher, Untitled (Pearl) #04, 2016, Oil on linen, broken glass, 8″ × 8″ (20.32 × 20.32 cm)

Alan Belcher, Untitled (Pearl) #12, 2016, Oil on linen, broken glass, 8″ × 8″ (20.32 × 20.32 cm)

Alan Belcher, Untitled (Pearl) #14, 2016, Oil on linen, broken glass, 8″ × 8″ (20.32 × 20.32 cm)

Alan Belcher, Untitled (Pearl) #13, 2016, Oil on linen, broken glass, 8″ × 8″ (20.32 × 20.32 cm)

Alan Belcher, Untitled (Pearl) #05, 2016, Oil on linen, broken glass, 8″ × 8″ (20.32 × 20.32 cm)

Alan Belcher, Garnish, 2016, Framed oil on canvas, 8″ × 8″ (20.32 × 20.32 cm)

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