For those who love a messy Instagram story
The dreamscapes imagined by Emma Fineman in this exhibition are vivid and strikingly of our time: thick brushstrokes and masterful use of layering create little windows into interior worlds. Looking at her painting Peripheral Visions feels like racing through a series of fuzzy Instagram stories posted in a tipsy blur, the figures leaking into each other. Dora recalls Francis Bacon at his darkest, removing the outer veneer of the sitter and plunging straight into their soul. Fineman doesn’t apply flattering filters to her subjects. Instead, she captures them in their stark reality, then freezes them in time. If you’ve ever asked your friend to delete an Instagram story from a night out, this show will hit home.