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TIM MAGUIRE NEAR AND FAR


TIM MAGUIRE NEAR AND FAR

6 March - 30 March 2014

MARTIN BROWNE CONTEMPORARY 15 HAMPDEN STREET PADDINGTON NSW 2021 TEL: 02 9331 7997 FAX: 02 9331 7050 info@martinbrownecontemporary.com www.martinbrownecontemporary.com GALLERY HOURS: TUESDAY - SUNDAY 10:30AM - 6PM


LIST OF WORKS Untitled 20140103, 2014, oil on canvas, 102 x 102 cm (facing page) Untitled 20140201, 2014, oil on canvas, 180 x 400 cm Untitled 20131201, 2013, oil on canvas, 160 x 233 cm Untitled 20131001, 2013, oil on canvas, 180 x 400 cm Untitled 20140101, 2014, oil on camvas, 160 x 233 cm Untitled 20131202, 2013, oil on canvas, 182 x 162 cm Untitled 20140102, 2014, oil on canvas, 160 x 233 cm Untitled 20140203, 2014, oil on board, 76 x 76 cm Untitled 20140202, 2014, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm Cook Park, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm, ED 4 + 1AP Bawley Point, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm, ED 4 + 1AP Wollombi, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm, ED 4 + 1AP Kinglake 2, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm, ED 4 + 1AP Kinglake 3, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm, ED 4 + 1AP Kinglake 4, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm, ED 4 + 1AP


TIM MAGUIRE | NEAR AND FAR “In a sense, all pictures are impossible: they have a double reality. They are seen both as patterns of lines, lying on a flat background and also as objects depicted in a quite different, three-dimensional, space. No actual object can be both two- and three-dimensional and yet pictures come close to it.” R L Gregory, Perceptual Illusions and Brain Models, 1968 Both the still-life based paintings and the light box landscapes in this exhibition incorporate (my own) photographic sources, techniques of mechanical reproduction and digital technology, and deliberate painterly description undermined by imperfectly controlled erasure through splashed solvents. The resulting objects are like push-me-pull-yous, heading in two directions at once, aspiring to coherent representations of reality while breaking down into abstract gestures and random marks. This paradoxical nature, being at the same time both an illusionistic description and a concrete accretion of paint on a flat surface, is of course a fundamental characteristic of all representational painting, but is reinforced here by the scale of these paintings, which resolve when viewed from afar and dissolve when approached. The paradox is further enhanced by the ambiguous physicality of the paintings’ surfaces. They are the accumulated residue of vigorous activity, and the traces of large brushes and the splashings of solvent reveal the dynamic nature of their making. Yet their physicality is belied by the smooth canvas and the thin paint applied in transparent glazes, and on close inspection the textures can prove to be as much illusory as actual. In the case of the light boxes, this physicality is both further enhanced, and negated. As with the paintings, the imagery is separated into layers of primary colour which are then reconstituted in progressive layers of transparent colour. The light box process introduces a further degree of separation, as the colour layers are painted independently, and then scanned and superimposed digitally before being printed onto transparent film. In the process the scale is enlarged. And so the traces of the hand are brought to the fore while their actual physicality recedes. Tim Maguire, 2014

Right: Untitled 20140102, 2014, oil on canvas, 160 x 233 cm (detail)


Untitled 20140201, 2014, oil on canvas, 180 x 400 cm, diptych


Untitled 20131201, 2013, oil on canvas, 160 x 233 cm


Untitled 20131001, 2013, oil on canvas, 180 x 400 cm, diptych


Untitled 20140101, 2014, oil on camvas, 160 x 233 cm


Untitled 20131202, 2013, oil on canvas, 182 x 162 cm


Untitled 20140102, 2014, oil on canvas, 160 x 233 cm


Untitled 20140203, 2014, oil on board, 76 x 76 cm


Untitled 20140202, 2014, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm


Cook Park, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm


Bawley Point, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm


Wollombi, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm


Kinglake 2, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm


Kinglake 3, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm


Kinglake 4, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm


TIM MAGUIRE 1958 Born in Chertsey, United Kingdom 1959 Immigrated to Australia Lives and works in France, the United Kingdom and Australia since 1992 SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

AWARDS

2014 2014 2013 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2005 2005 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003

1993 1989 1986 1985 1984 1981

Near and Far, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney Tim Maguire: The Douglas Kagi Gift, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville A Device for Viewing the Landscape, installation commissioned by Allens Linklaters, Deutsche Bank Building, Sydney Time and Nature, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney Tim Maguire, 19 View Street, Tolarno Galleries in association with The Swansea Gallery, Perth Tolarno Galleries at Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Other Light, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich Tim Maguire, Von Lintel Gallery, New York Light Fall 2011, The Australian Club, Melbourne Light Works, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney Light and Water, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne Light and Water, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney Refractions, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland Light Fall, Von Lintel Gallery, New York Tim Maguire, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne Tim Maguire, Galerie Couvrat Desvergnes, Paris Snow, Water and Flowers, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham Tim Maguire, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich Tim Maguire, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney Tim Maguire, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne Tim Maguire, Von Lintel Gallery, New York Tim Maguire, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney Digital Prints, Bathurst Fossil and Mineral Museum, New South Wales Unnatural, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne Tim Maguire, Von Lintel Gallery, New York Tim Maguire, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne Tim Maguire: CMY, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney Tim Maguire: New Works, Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich Tim Maguire: Colour Separation Paintings, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria Tim Maguire: New Paintings, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne Tim Maguire: White Paintings, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2009 2009 2009 2008

All the Flowers, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla Hot town, summer in the city…, Galerie Andreas Binder, Münich MONOuno Exhbition, Albury Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Estampes Numériques, Galerine Catherine Putman, Paris Boundary Line, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville New Psychedelia, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane Double Take, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland Heide Comes to Town – works from the Heide Museum Collection, Australian Club, Melbourne Everything Changes, Shanghai University Public Arts Project & Linked Group Exhibition, Shanghai University Gallery, Shanghai Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Right: Wollombi, 2014, Duratrans on light box, 135 x 210 cm (detail)

Moët & Chandon Australian Art Fellowship Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Hugh Williamson Award (Best Male Emerging Artist), Ballarat, Victoria Jury Prize, Third International Drawing Triennale, Nuremberg Peter Brown Memorial Scholarship, Australia Council The Rural Bank Painting Prize

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS National Gallery of Australia, Canberra The British Museum, London Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Parliament House Collection, Canberra Philip Morris Arts Grant Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg The Permanent Collection at The New Art Gallery Walsall Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, Australia Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria Derwent Collection, Tasmania Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales Tamar Collection, Tasmania Academisch Ziekenhuis, Leiden Deakin University, Melbourne Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane University of Launceston, Tasmania The University of Melbourne, Melbourne The University of Sydney, Sydney Darwin College of Advanced Education, Darwin Griffith Artworks, Brisbane Artbank, Australia Allens Linklaters, Sydney, London and New York Australian Club, Sydney Australian Club, Melbourne Macquarie Group, Syndey ANZ Bank, Melbourne


© Martin Browne Contemporary © All images copyright Tim Maguire This catalogue is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission. COLOUR SEPARATIONS: Spitting Image, Sydney COMPILER: Hilary Perrett PRINTING: Oxygen, Sydney Cover Image: Untitled 20131001, 2013, oil on canvas, 180 x 400 cm, diptych


MARTIN BROWNE CONTEMPORARY 15 HAMPDEN STREET PADDINGTON NSW 2021 TEL: 02 9331 7997 FAX: 02 9331 7050 info@martinbrownecontemporary.com www.martinbrownecontemporary.com GALLERY HOURS: TUESDAY - SUNDAY 10:30AM - 6PM

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