Neil Raitt

"Misty Rock"

September 9 - October 21, 2017

Room 191. Follow a winding stone path to the entrance of this cozy room. Inspired by Mother Nature…the serene misty rock walls, rich earth-tone accents and the soothing effects of a waterfall create the perfect atmosphere to relax. King bed with rock waterfall shower.

Greeted by a delicate soundscape, listening to the fountain is a great way to wash your daily worries away: close your eyes or lie down, and let the unnatural sounds permeate your mind. Make your way to the Magic Tree portal and become a participant within the environment— a passageway into the paintings and the space they’ve absorbed. It is a definite destination for those who love a little fantasy in life. A little bit tawdry, a whole lot of fun.

Named for a room in at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, Neil Raitt’s second exhibition with the gallery transforms the space into a resplendent tableau. In Raitt’s newest compositions, his works have begun to dissolve away the edges, undermining senses of border and framing devices. Raitt’s circuitous compositions have eschewed their places on the canvas— expanding across the walls and onto the set like pieces dotting the environment.

In refining the language and expanding the vernacular of his craft, Raitt’s paintings-cum-installation proposes a new Romanticism. The sublime grows palpable yet skewed with its thrift store slatted walls and natural features embracing their artifice. The human-sized manifestation of his painted pines, mountains, and serene waterfalls lush with silk foliage merge the world of the canvases with the world they inhabit.

Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce Neil Raitt’s exhibition Misty Rock. The exhibition opens Saturday September 9, 6-8pm and is on view until October 21.

Neil Raitt (b. 1986, Leicester, UK) lives and works in Los Angeles and London. Raitt received his MA from the Royal College of Art, London in 2013. Raitt’s work has been exhibited at public and private institutions including the Centre d’art contemporain La Halle des bouchers, Vienne;  Villa Du Parc centre d’art contemporain, Annemasse; the DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago; and the Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas. He was the is the recipient of the Northern Trust Acquisition Prize, 2016 and the Catlin Art Prize, 2014. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions with Nicelle Beauchene, NY and Mon Cheri, Brussels. Raitt will have an upcoming solo with Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris.

Osberg, Annabel, “Neil Raitt,” Artillery Magazine, September 21, 2017.

Neil Raitt

Misty Rock

September 9 - October 21, 2017

Room 191. Follow a winding stone path to the entrance of this cozy room. Inspired by Mother Nature…the serene misty rock walls, rich earth-tone accents and the soothing effects of a waterfall create the perfect atmosphere to relax. King bed with rock waterfall shower.

Greeted by a delicate soundscape, listening to the fountain is a great way to wash your daily worries away: close your eyes or lie down, and let the unnatural sounds permeate your mind. Make your way to the Magic Tree portal and become a participant within the environment— a passageway into the paintings and the space they’ve absorbed. It is a definite destination for those who love a little fantasy in life. A little bit tawdry, a whole lot of fun.

Named for a room in at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, Neil Raitt’s second exhibition with the gallery transforms the space into a resplendent tableau. In Raitt’s newest compositions, his works have begun to dissolve away the edges, undermining senses of border and framing devices. Raitt’s circuitous compositions have eschewed their places on the canvas— expanding across the walls and onto the set like pieces dotting the environment.

In refining the language and expanding the vernacular of his craft, Raitt’s paintings-cum-installation proposes a new Romanticism. The sublime grows palpable yet skewed with its thrift store slatted walls and natural features embracing their artifice. The human-sized manifestation of his painted pines, mountains, and serene waterfalls lush with silk foliage merge the world of the canvases with the world they inhabit.

Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce Neil Raitt’s exhibition Misty Rock. The exhibition opens Saturday September 9, 6-8pm and is on view until October 21.

Neil Raitt (b. 1986, Leicester, UK) lives and works in Los Angeles and London. Raitt received his MA from the Royal College of Art, London in 2013. Raitt’s work has been exhibited at public and private institutions including the Centre d’art contemporain La Halle des bouchers, Vienne;  Villa Du Parc centre d’art contemporain, Annemasse; the DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago; and the Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas. He was the is the recipient of the Northern Trust Acquisition Prize, 2016 and the Catlin Art Prize, 2014. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions with Nicelle Beauchene, NY and Mon Cheri, Brussels. Raitt will have an upcoming solo with Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris.

Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt
Magic Tree Portal, 2017
MDF, acrylic and enamel
224 x 168 cm (88 x 66 inches)
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt
Misty Mountain (Peach Centre), 2017
Oil and acrylic on canvas
180 x 120 cm (70.9 x 47.2 inches)
Neil Raitt, Misty Mountain (Peach Centre) (detail), 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Mountain (Peach Centre) (detail), 2017
Neil Raitt
Genesis Sunset (Dragon), 2017
Oil and acrylic on canvas
213.4 x 141.6 cm (84 x 55 ¾ inches)
Neil Raitt, Genesis Sunset (Dragon) (detail), 2017
Neil Raitt, Genesis Sunset (Dragon) (detail), 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt
Grand Teton, 2017
Oil and acrylic on canvas
100 x 70 cm (39.5 x 27.5 inches)
Neil Raitt
Misty Mountain (Lime Centre), 2017
Oil and acrylic on canvas
180 × 120 cm (71 × 47 inches)
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt
Beverly Falls 2, 2017
Styrofoam, foam coat, acrylic, silicone, fake plants
180 x 183 x 94 cm (71 x 72 x 37 inches)
Neil Raitt
Mountain Valley (Blue Veneer), 2017
Oil on canvas
213.4 x 141.6 cm (84 x 55 ¾ inches)
Neil Raitt, Mountain Valley (Blue Veneer) (detail), 2017
Neil Raitt, Mountain Valley (Blue Veneer) (detail), 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt
Misty Mountain Veneer (Golden Sands), 2017
Oil on canvas
180 × 120 cm (71 × 47 inches)
Neil Raitt, Misty Mountain Veneer (Golden Sands) (detail), 2017
Neil Raitt, Misty Rock, Installation view, 2017
Neil Raitt
Beverly Falls 1, 2017
Styrofoam, foam coat, acrylic, silicone, fake plants
152 x 127 x 121 cm (60 x 50 x 48 inches)
Neil Raitt
Birch Pond (Veneer Centre), 2017
Oil on canvas
140 x 100 cm (55 x 40 inches)
Neil Raitt, Birch Pond (Veneer Centre) (detail), 2017
Neil Raitt
Mountain Waterfall (B&W edit), 2017
Oil and acrylic on canvas
140 x 100 cm (55 x 40 inches)