Elizabeth Magill

Elizabeth Magill
Library Shelf Location 18.MAGI
Publication Date 2008
Description Wilkinson Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition of painter Elizabeth Magill - her first in London for six years. The exhibition brings together a body of work made over the past two years. In the painting Chronicle of Orange - tree branches interweave with intense green brush marks over a pool of toxic green; a dab of chilli red paint punctuates the surface, vanishing white twigs echoed by a blinding sun obliterate the vague landscape. At first glance one might perceive the work as landscape painting, but looking again other levels of reality subtly emerge through the pictorial gestures and traces embedded in the canvas and one is led to the inherent mental landscape at the core of the work. Magill’s paintings all begin with layers of thinned paint being applied to the canvas - these random fluid elements create the visual backdrop out of which her paintings emerge. ‘As much as anything, the coherence of her paintings is understood through the manner in which elements of widely varying descriptive and expressive tenor are brought into relation. The studied and precise observation is countered with the capricious or wilful gesture, the haze of memory and nostalgia is overlaid with bursts of harsh clarity, the local and terrestrial gets flipped into cosmic or subatomic scale’. from catalogue essay Northern Carmine by Michael Archer, catalogue Wilkinson Gallery 2008. This catalogue accompanies the exhibition with texts by Michael Archer and Cherry Smyth.
ISBN 0952671174
Quantity 1
Pages 64
Authors Michael Archer, Cherry Smyth
Format Hardback
Publisher Wilkinson Gallery, London
Related Artist Elizabeth Magill
Category Painting
Artist's Nationality Irish
Language English

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