The Table Paintings
26th November 2017 - 14th January 2018
The Table Paintings’ were started in the winter of 2016. As the studio was too cold to work in and continue with the large paintings I had been working on, a series of small pieces done on the kitchen table started to appear. The paintings are intimate, hand held and evidence a new direction, whilst revisiting earlier concerns.
The paintings combine paint with images from newspapers, magazines, letters, drawings, which are transferred and anchored as memory, fossilizing the flow of real time. This amalgam of technique and imagery is an attempt to negotiate the shifting present, to make paintings that reflect the way we encounter the world and evoke the complex layering of identity.
Alistair Magee studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art and completed an MFA in Painting at the University of Windsor, Canada. He now lives and works in Toronto, Canada.