Opening: Friday, the 09th of September 2011, 6 p.m.
Duration of the Exhibition:
September 9 to Oktober 15, 2011
He continues his preoccupation with light, and builds further upon his separation process, by introducing the dimension of time as a way of breaking down his source imagery.
In his Refraction prints, images are based on three related photographs, each shot a second apart and then realigned. Reflected elements play over the constantly moving surface of the water, and are transformed, with any moving elements split into pure, refracted color, much the same way as light moves through a prism. The same process underlies his paintings.
In a further departure, the artist is also showing two videos, or “moving pictures”, again using time to separate the primary colours. The result is surprisingly painterly and reminiscent of some of Maguire’s earlier works. In Bondi II, successive waves wash onto the sand like paint flowing across a canvas; in Bawley Point, the perspectival field of the water interlaces with the abstract play of reflected colour like a latter-day Monet painting.