Wilson, C and Maclean, M (2008) Mirei. Unit 2 Gallery, London, UK, December 2009 - January 2010.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Wilson, C and Maclean, M
Abstract: Mirei proposes a pairing between the work of Mary Maclean and Camilla Wilson. Mary Maclean’s photographs focus on the architecture of public and private space, suggesting an inversion of the habitual priorities of looking, bringing to the surface what might otherwise be disregarded aspects of institutional space. Materially they involve combining the photographic image and semi reflective surfaces to construct a changeable and illusive reading of interior space. These approaches serve to intensify the act of looking. Camilla Wilson’s paintings deal with the representation of interior spaces, some glimpsed and fractured in mirrors. The interiors themselves provide small stages of a sort, presenting an illusion of completeness, undermined by internal repetitions, reversals, other interruptions, or projected light, which break the seamlessness of pictorial space. From a material standpoint, the pairing of these two artists raises the inevitable contradiction in the nature of the surface, in tension between the flatness of Modernism’s ‘canvas’, and the endless relay of representational space provoked by reflection.
Official URL: http://www.marymaclean.org.uk/?page_id=138
Date: December 2008
Event Location: Unit 2 Gallery, London, UK
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 14:25
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:46
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