Philip Geiger

Recent Paintings

October 4 – November 10, 2007

Press Release

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present new paintings by Philip Geiger. The exhibition marks his second exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will include twenty paintings all completed over the last two years.

Geiger’s representational paintings portray family members and models in various rooms of his antebellum home in Charlottesville, Virginia. The artist captures often-fleeting scenes of interaction between people in quiet, seemingly unexceptional, moments. In several of the paintings the figures are seated around a table. Although they share the same space, the figures often look as though they are alone, with little to no interaction between them. In other paintings a solitary figure is standing or in repose, often with their backs facing the viewer, suggesting alienation and ennui. The paintings are psychologically charged and a narrative is hinted at, although never clear, thus giving the works an element of mystery.

Philip Geiger has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Ireland. He received a B.F.A. from Washington University and his M.F.A. from Yale University. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including John-Hunter Memorial Award from the Allied Artists of America Foundation and the Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Prize. He is currently an art professor at the University of Virginia.