When Is Now
By Tim McFarlane
29 May – 23 June, 2007
Opening Reception with the Artist
First Friday, June 1st, 6 - 8:30 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am – 6 pm
The Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to present a new collection of acrylic on canvas paintings by artist Tim McFarlane. The exhibition titled “When Is Now” will feature twelve new acrylic on canvas paintings. Sizes range from 16” x 16” & 28” x 32” up to 60” x 72”.
About the new work: “Inspired by the ambiguities created in the chaos and
quiet of overlapping events that make up everyday life, from the macro to the micro, Tim McFarlane continues to challenge himself and the viewer with the exploration of painterly linear abstraction. At the same time, he is moving his paintings into new directions in this new body of work.
McFarlane employs a loosened, wet-on-wet technique to produce networks of sometimes dense, layered fields of color in his new compositions. This technique allows for a wide spectrum of color and brushstroke complexity from one layer to another, creating shifts in depth without the use of traditional perspective.
McFarlane also engages the viewer with a heightened sense of emotional content through the use of rectangular canvases. While relying on a mostly square format in past works, here McFarlane has shifted to the horizontal and vertical. The format allows for expansion of the forms across the painted field while also enabling the viewer the potential to connect with the works through his or her experiences in the world, thus creating an open-ended emotional space for the viewer to explore.”
Tim McFarlane was born in Philadelphia PA, 1964. He attended Temple University and received his BA, Studio Art, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia in 1994. Tim was born and raised in Philadelphia and has been featured locally in solo & group shows at: Fleisher Art Memorial, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, Bridgette Mayer Gallery>Philadelphia, Bridgette Mayer Gallery>New Hope, Tierney Communications, This is McFarlane’s third solo exhibition in Philadelphia at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery.
To view images from McFarlane’s current body of work please visit: www.mayerartconsultants.com