Mark McCarthy - 'Cabins'
Wednesday 13 November - Sunday 8 December 2019
Mark McCarthy’s Cabins portrays a world of invention akin to walking in a dream landscape where logic is suspended and the elements flash in a constant flurry of pieces. It is a world of symmetry and central arrangement even as the spatial planes are interrupted by hovering elements. This leads to a kaleidoscopic sense of shifting movement and visual dance. The paintings have evolved on a journey within set process based boundaries. In this way the artist is able to achieve cohesion but at the same time the reduced decisions bring freedom to push the work in intuitive ways. In a palette of pinks, blues, black and white the cabins of McCarthy’s work nestle as a place of intimacy and safety within a landscape that is evocative and mysterious.
(Opening paragraph, catalogue essay by Kerrilee Ninnis).
This exhibition is dedicated to Thao Bui.