Tim McFarlane : Presence Opening: September 6, 6:00 - 8:30 PM September 5 - October 5, 2013 Bridgette Mayer Gallery 709 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 From the press release:
McFarlane’s new and recent paintings consist of repeated, hard-edged linear gestures used to form labyrinthine threads of color in successive layers, leading to an image that is the result of repeated accretion and deletion of marks. Whereas his earlier works featured curvilinear strokes of colors that appeared to escape the boundaries of their surface, the new paintings have a more architectural rigidity and more vigorous energy in their gestures.
As a starting point for these paintings, McFarlane examines commonplace themes such as his physical and sensory relationship with his immediate environmental surroundings, with other people, and with himself. While building up layers through painting, scraping, sanding, and repainting, additional influences include graphic design, pattern systems, and musical rhythm.