Rachel MacFarlane

Painting Strange Vitality 2016/2015
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Strange Vitality 
Installation Shot
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

Strange Vitality 

Installation Shot

2016

Strange Vitality 

Installation Shot

2016

Out of and Into 
84 x 72 inches 
Oil on Canvas 
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

Out of and Into 

84 x 72 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2016

Out of and Into 

84 x 72 inches 

Oil on Canvas 

2016

Underneath and Through
20 x 16 Inches 
Oil on Linen
2015
Rachel MacFarlane

Underneath and Through

20 x 16 Inches 

Oil on Linen

2015

Underneath and Through

20 x 16 Inches 

Oil on Linen

2015

Strange Vitality 
Installation Shot 2015
Rachel MacFarlane

Strange Vitality 

Installation Shot 2015

Strange Vitality 

Installation Shot 2015

Into the Garden 
20 x 16 inches 
Oil on Linen
2016
Rachel MacFarlane

Into the Garden 

20 x 16 inches 

Oil on Linen

2016

Into the Garden 

20 x 16 inches 

Oil on Linen

2016

Roped In 
40 x 30 Inches 
Oil on Linen
2015
Rachel MacFarlane

Roped In 

40 x 30 Inches 

Oil on Linen

2015

Roped In 

40 x 30 Inches 

Oil on Linen

2015

Overlap and Count Off 
72 x 48 Inches 
Oil on Linen 
2016 
Rachel MacFarlane

Overlap and Count Off
72 x 48 Inches
Oil on Linen
2016 


Overlap and Count Off
72 x 48 Inches
Oil on Linen
2016 


Strange Vitality 

Installation Shot 2016

Strange Vitality 

Installation Shot 2016

Strange Vitality 

Installation Shot 

2016

Strange Vitality 

Installation Shot 

2016

Strange Vitality

This exhibition explores a core and complex relationship in painting between the material versus the virtual.

I wondered, ‘What would a surrogate for a painting be like?’ So I began to make three dimensional low-relief painted collages. This created a type of original, that I could then transcribe from. The painted rendering becomes like a prosthetic painting. The paintings function in a way that fulfills the space of a physical painting but is still not quite right. Something feels off.

The paintings are essentially abstract yet the effect of rendering from a physical mock-up provides an unclear fidelity. This led to creating a more meta-relationship between the painting and its initial referent. The paintings functioned in a closed circuit. While alluding to inviting illusory space it unravels the painting, breaks down the artifice, negates and makes space uninhabitable.

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