Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to introduce new paintings by Brooklyn-based painter Grace Metzler, inspired by Metzler’s personal narratives and references to contemporary daily life. Metzler’s debut exhibition at the gallery is planned for 2021.

 

Grace Metzler paints darkly humorous scenes depicting everyday people doing quite ordinary things, conjured from her imagination. Some characters appear across multiple works, “stopping by" like old friends or family members. Some are extensions of herself. As the artist explains, the characters “often help me out by telling me who they are and what their needs are. It excites me when the painting feels like a story being told to me by the process of painting and by the figures inside these worlds.” Despite this internal focus, the world of Metzler’s figures is often linked to the present day, with iconographies distilled from social media and television.