a solo show of new projection works by Rod Maclachlan
Friday 22nd November 6pm-late
Exhibition continues Sat 23 and Sun 24 then Fri 29, Sat 30 and Sun 1st December
12 mid-day - 5pm
or by appointment: 07956 408 829
Passing the Time is Maclachlan's first solo show bringing together a selection of recently developed
works that play with analogue projection and the sculptural form. This combining of media reflects Maclachlan's preoccupation with the relationships between perception and imagination, the physical and the ethereal.
The resulting installations amplify the dynamics of objects in the round; their form, texture and the play of light on planes and surfaces.
He draws on the pictorial formats of still life and landscape and the use of repetitive, hypnotic movement, resulting in the works that explore materiality, entropy and cycles of time; evoking states somehow suspended between past, present and future.
For two new works, Maclachlan has taken inspiration from objects left by his late father. These items are explored using opaque-object (episcopic) projection. The artist uses this archaic technique due to its simplicity and immediacy, finding it the most direct and non-refrential process of mediation. The images are not illusionary as the reality and the image of that reality cannot be separated.
Roderick Maclachlan (born 1974) lives and works in Bristol. Studied: BA (Hons) in Fine Art: Sculpture - Glasgow School of Art in 1996, MA Fine Art, University College Falmouth in 2008. His installation works have been experienced as part of Life's An Illusion Love is a Dream, Liverpool Royal Standard (2013) One-on One Festival, Battersea Arts Centre (2011) Inbetween Time, Arnolfini (2010), and Small World Fair at Metal in Southend-on-Sea (2010).
Collaborations include working with composer Hauschka for The Bristol Proms, Bristol Old Vic (2013), with artist Harminder Judge on Do What Thou Wilt, Spill Festival, The Barbican (2011) and with composer Roly Porter on Fall Back at Faster than Sound, Snape, Suffolk (2011).