Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009
09 July - 01 August 2009
Installation View
Lisa Brice
Like Ting Push Fire, 2009
Oil On Paper
42 x 29,7 cm
Lisa Brice
The Makes - Maco Meter, 2009
Ink on Gesso
Work: 76 x 102.5 cm
Lisa Brice
Leh Go Bea's, 2009
Ink And Gesso On Canvas Board
25,4 x 20,3 cm
Lisa Brice
Jungle Love - She Alone, 2009
Ink on linen
Work: 122 x 91 x 4 cm
Lisa Brice
Water Floating By, 2009
Oil On Paper
42 x 29,7 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 8, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 9, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
Ol' Fire Stick Hook, 2009
Ink and gesso on canvas
Work: 102 x 76 cm
Lisa Brice
Invade Your Own Privacy, 2009
Oil On Canvas
Work: 76.3 x 61 x 2 cm
Lisa Brice
Beach Romeo, 2009
Ink And Gesso On Canvas
50,8 x 40,6 cm
Lisa Brice
House Maco Gr, Bd'S Blue, 2009
Ink On Linen
121,2 x 152,6 cm
Lisa Brice
Long Daub, 2009
Ink On Paper
29 x 40,5 cm
Lisa Brice
Destination, 2009
Found bank note

Lisa Brice
New Bran Crossing Over, 2009
Ink On Linen
123 x 75,9 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 3, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
Like Hog Like Mud, 2007
Ink and gesso on canvas
30 x 25.4 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 16, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
A Better World Is Possible, 2009
Ink On Linen
121,2 x 152,6 cm
Lisa Brice
Giving Ma Outlines IV, 2009
Oil On Trace
27,5 x 39,5 cm
Lisa Brice
White Rain Coming, 2009
Ink And Gesso
Work: 30.5 x 40.5 x 2 cm
Lisa Brice
No Wherian - I Hear You, 2009
Ink And Gesso On Canvas Board
20 x 15 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 1, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 19, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
Waiting, 1990
Acrylic on board
32.5 x 32.5 cm
Lisa Brice
C & Jungle Knock About, 2009
Ink And Gesso On Canvas
50,8 x 40,6 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 4, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 15, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
Rain Falling, 2009
Ink And Gesso On Canvas
46 x 35 cm
Lisa Brice
Saga Boy - Fronting, 2009
Ink And Gesso On Canvas
Work: 20 x 15 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 2, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
Studio '68 - '86 (After Bruno Barbey, Paris May '68 - Magnum), 2009
Ink On Linen
121,2 x 152,6 cm
Lisa Brice
Studio Jungle, 2009
Ink On Linen
121,2 x 152,6 cm
Lisa Brice
Giving Ma Outlines I, 2009
Oil On Trace
27,5 x 39,5 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 14, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
Giving MA Outlines II, 2009
Oil on trace
27.5 x 39.5 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 5, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
Lorse Away, 2009
Oil On Linen
50,8 x 40,6 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 11, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
Man or Mouse, 1999
Carved calabash (triptych)

Lisa Brice
Ten Years Gone- Gr, 2009
Ink On Linen
121,2 x 152,6 cm
Lisa Brice
Hook, Line and Sinker, 2009
Ink And Gesso On Canvas
51 x 20,5 cm
Lisa Brice
Boundary Girl, 2009
Ink And Gesso
30 x 25,4 cm
Lisa Brice
The Counsel (diptych), 2009
Ink and gesso on canvas
30 x 25.4 cm each
Lisa Brice
Agouti Lookback, 2009
Ink And Gesso
100,8 x 76,3 cm
Lisa Brice
Ning Ning, 2009
Ink And Gesso On Canvas
25,4 x 20,3 cm
Lisa Brice
Jungle Love - Black, 2009
Ink On Linen
Work: 51 x 40.5 x 2 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 13, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
Pale Jungle Romeo, 2009
Ink And Gesso On Canvas
Image: 40.5 x 50.5 x 2 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 6, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 7, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 18, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 12, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 20, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
Tief A Wine, 2009
Oil On Trace
29,5 x 19,5 cm
Lisa Brice
House Maco Gr, Noon, 2009
Ink On Linen
121,2 x 152,6 cm
Lisa Brice
The Moon Has Water, 2009
Ink On Linen
Work: 122 x 152.5 cm
Lisa Brice
Jungle Study, 2009
Ink On Paper
41,5 x 29,5 cm
Lisa Brice
Star Boy Dead, 2009
Ink And Gesso On Canvas Board
25,4 x 20,3 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 17, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm
Lisa Brice
Giving Ma Outlines III, 2009
Oil On Trace
27,5 x 39,5 cm
Lisa Brice
Like Hog Like Mud, 2007
Ink and gesso on canvas
30 x 25.4 cm
Lisa Brice
Jungle Love - Blue, 2009
Ink On Linen
76,5 x 106,5 cm
Lisa Brice
T & T: 10, 2009
Archival Giclée print on Hahnemuhle paper
17 x 22cm

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice / More Wood for the Fire / 2009 - Installation View

09 July - 01 August 2009

Lisa Brice

Like Ting Push Fire

Lisa Brice

The Makes - Maco Meter

Lisa Brice

Leh Go Bea's

Lisa Brice

Jungle Love - She Alone

Lisa Brice

Water Floating By

Lisa Brice

T & T: 8

Lisa Brice

T & T: 9

Lisa Brice

Ol' Fire Stick Hook

Lisa Brice

Invade Your Own Privacy

Lisa Brice

Beach Romeo

Lisa Brice

House Maco Gr, Bd'S Blue

Lisa Brice

Long Daub

Lisa Brice

Destination

Lisa Brice

New Bran Crossing Over

Lisa Brice

T & T: 3

Lisa Brice

Like Hog Like Mud

Lisa Brice

T & T: 16

Lisa Brice

A Better World Is Possible

Lisa Brice

Giving Ma Outlines IV

Lisa Brice

White Rain Coming

Lisa Brice

No Wherian - I Hear You

Lisa Brice

T & T: 1

Lisa Brice

T & T: 19

Lisa Brice

Waiting

Lisa Brice

C & Jungle Knock About

Lisa Brice

T & T: 4

Lisa Brice

T & T: 15

Lisa Brice

Rain Falling

Lisa Brice

Saga Boy - Fronting

Lisa Brice

T & T: 2

Lisa Brice

Studio '68 - '86 (After Bruno Barbey, Paris May '68 - Magnum)

Lisa Brice

Studio Jungle

Lisa Brice

Giving Ma Outlines I

Lisa Brice

T & T: 14

Lisa Brice

Giving MA Outlines II

Lisa Brice

T & T: 5

Lisa Brice

Lorse Away

Lisa Brice

T & T: 11

Lisa Brice

Man or Mouse

Lisa Brice

Ten Years Gone- Gr

Lisa Brice

Hook, Line and Sinker

Lisa Brice

Boundary Girl

Lisa Brice

The Counsel (diptych)

Lisa Brice

Agouti Lookback

Lisa Brice

Ning Ning

Lisa Brice

Jungle Love - Black

Lisa Brice

T & T: 13

Lisa Brice

Pale Jungle Romeo

Lisa Brice

T & T: 6

Lisa Brice

T & T: 7

Lisa Brice

T & T: 18

Lisa Brice

T & T: 12

Lisa Brice

T & T: 20

Lisa Brice

Tief A Wine

Lisa Brice

House Maco Gr, Noon

Lisa Brice

The Moon Has Water

Lisa Brice

Jungle Study

Lisa Brice

Star Boy Dead

Lisa Brice

T & T: 17

Lisa Brice

Giving Ma Outlines III

Lisa Brice

Like Hog Like Mud

Lisa Brice

Jungle Love - Blue

Lisa Brice

T & T: 10

Lisa Brice’s exhibition More Wood for the Fire shows the artist’s most recent body of work, which deals with her ongoing relationship with the island of Trinidad, where she has worked extensively since 1999 in workshops, residencies and group shows. Brice looks at the physical, and psychological landscape of Trinidad, and questions her connection to the island.

The work was conceived and partly produced in Grand Rivière, a small village on the north coast where the artist has recently acquired land with the intention of building a studio. This landscape allows Brice to access ideas around her growing awareness of nature and its impact on local architecture, and becomes a space within which the artist can reconcile her own history with her present position. This is perhaps most evident in the work Studio Jungle, which was inspired by photographs taken in 1968 (the year Brice was born). A photograph of the École des Beaux-Arts by Bruno Barbery had particular relevance for Brice, as it reminded her of Michaelis School of Fine Art in the 1980s, a time in South Africa when art was often used as a tool for political protest. The connection she felt with the image, and its correspondence to her own history, whilst in sharp contrast to her rural studio at that time, reminded her of the proliferation of hand painted signs found in both the urban and rural landscape of Trinidad, used to relay information, whether of a political or celebratory nature. Brice juxtaposes these related yet contrasting realities by incorporating both the landscape and the cityscape of Trinidad into the image. In Jungle Studio the studio has become a jungle, and the posters have become ‘trini posters’ – a prevailing reference throughout the body of work.

Brice also uses the landscape as a way of accessing many of the issues present in her previous work: gender, violence and identity. A few of the figure studies come from a 1968 issue of Playboy magazine, but the figures have been painted in jungle-inspired settings and moods. Colour has been used in a symbolic way; the female figures, for example, are often rendered in pinks and olive greens, which are the colours of the plants used to establish the boundaries between properties in Trinidad. In this way, Brice alludes not only to the complexity of gender relations in Trinidad specifically, but also to the role of women in society in general.

Thus the exhibition straddles her experience of both the socio-political issues surrounding Trinidad and of her own South African history and identity, and presents an intriguing dialogue of this internal debate.

Lisa Brice

Lisa Brice (b.1968, Cape Town, South Africa) negotiates the precarious terrain of artistic production, as she moves between practices of spontaneous drawing and figure painting. She makes use of unexpected painting and printing techniques on a variety of surfaces, which include canvas and tracing paper. For Brice, the act of tracing often leads her to a repetition of similar motifs or figures in her work, sometimes biographical, and at other times art historical: ‘I am attracted to the idea of repetition,’ Brice remarks, ‘Chasing that high, stories told and retold.’

In 2006 Brice had her first solo exhibition of paintings at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, titled Night Vision, in which she reflected on the uncertainties of childhood. In 2009, a solo show, More Wood for the Fire, was presented at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg; the exhibition detailed Brice’s relationship with the island of Trinidad. In 2011, Brice’s work was included in the Vitamin P2 publication, Phaidon’s major anthology of international painting. In 2012, Brice presented a solo exhibition titled Throwing the Floor at Goodman Gallery in Cape Town. She has had subsequent shows at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg in 2015 titled Well Worn, and in June 2016 she was included on a show at Camden Art’s Centre in London Making & Unmaking curated by Duro Olowu. Brice had her first solo museum exhibition in the UK at the Tate Britain in 2018, where she exhibited large scale paintings which addressed the longstanding art-historical tradition of the female nude.

The artist lives and works in London, UK.