Eye Contact: Meg Porteous at Parlour
“Of course, where Porteous’s work differs most from the New Objectivity style is its colour. New Objectivity’s agenda was serious: utopian, futurist; worshipping machinery and the industrial, and could only have been expressed in severe black and white. Porteous, by contrast, is a sensualist, so colour is her natural element and in her work she plays it like a virtuoso. This, along with her astute compositional skills, is what makes her work so genuinely attractive to her generation.” – Peter Ireland, EyeContact.
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