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Fool’s Paradise – Rachel MacFarlane at Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Rachel MacFarlane is known for her idiosyncratic process of constructing small maquettes out of found objects and refuse that act as catalysts for her paintings. Her approach investigates the representation of three-dimensional objects on two-dimensional surfaces, a conundrum that has been at the core of her practice for over a decade. During this time, her maquettes and subsequent paintings have matured. The maquettes are now made from sculpted and cut paper in place of found materials and the canvases are more structured, their palettes refined. MacFarlane's recent work begins by making maquette of specific memories of landscapes. MacFarlane’s paintings operate somewhere in between reality and fiction, and object and translation.


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Fool’s Paradise – Rachel MacFarlane at Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Rachel MacFarlane is known for her idiosyncratic process of constructing small maquettes out of found objects and refuse that act as catalysts for her paintings. Her approach investigates the representation of three-dimensional objects on two-dimensional surfaces, a conundrum that has been at the core of her practice for over a decade. During this time, her maquettes and subsequent paintings have matured. The maquettes are now made from sculpted and cut paper in place of found materials and the canvases are more structured, their palettes refined. MacFarlane’s recent work begins by making maquette of specific memories of landscapes. MacFarlane’s paintings operate somewhere in between reality and fiction, and object and translation.