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Maureen McQuillan
February 15 - March 17, 2007



For nearly a decade, Maureen McQuillan has been exhibiting works using viscous ink lines embedded in resin or acrylic polymer; in her new work McQuillan has changed her ground from paper to canvas in order to create larger and more intricately layered imagery than was previously possible. Here, multiple translucent drawings overlap one another to create a stack of interlocking images. Successive wave-like bands thus combine to create a topology of honeycomb-like structures, oscillating lines like variable frequency sound waves and large grids which stretch, twist and overlap to map undulating surfaces within the work. Now, as before, the images appear to be derived from technology of some sort, but actually arise out of a systematic overlaying of the surface, a mechanically repetitive process that is, paradoxically, also open to incident and chance. By drawing out the ink in a series of tightly controlled actions, McQuillan achieves images which have the appearance of being too complex to have been made by hand. The optical effects and spatial ambiguities combine to engender an energetic atmosphere of instability and uncertainty one that perhaps reflects similar conditions prevailing in the contemporary world at large.
 
  Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10067
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
18 x 5/8 x 18 1/4 inches
Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10072
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
32 5/8 x 31 1/4 inches
Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10070
Untitled, 2006-07
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
33 3/4 x 36 1/2 inches
  Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10073
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
31 1/4 x 33 5/8 inches
Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10074
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
30 1/8 x 33 1/2 inches
Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10075
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
32 x 31 1/2 inches
  Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10071
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
34 x 31 inches
Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10076
Untitled, 2006-07
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
20 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches
Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM100
Untitled, 2006-07
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
20 x 20 1/2 inches
  Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10078
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
18 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches
Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10079
Untitled, 2006-07
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
18 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches
Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10080
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches
  Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10081
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
17 1/2 x 18 inches
Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10083
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
14 x 14 inches
Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10084
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
13 3/8 x 14 inches
  Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10085
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
13 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches
Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10086
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
13 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches
Maureen McQuillan, Untitled MM10087
Untitled, 2006
Ink and acrylic polymer on canvas stretched over panel
13 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches
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