Galeria Weber, Turin
The Waiting Game is in reference to the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and furthermore his fascination with the human condition of being in time.
He who has been waiting long enough will wait forever. And there comes the hour when nothing more can happen and nobody can come and all is ended but the waiting that knows itself in vain. - Samuel Beckett, Malone Dies.
The Waiting Game follows two previous shows, Travelling Without Moving (2017) and Elsewhere To Be Found (2018). Macathlaoich’s work continues to deal with the sense of place and time, recalling memories and referencing imagery which can connect one to a place and time. This process of metamorphosis and dream-like re-imagining creates an uncanny world where figures and places exist in a suspended reality as though the past has been revisited and represented in a series of contemporary visions. Figures and their parts are painted out of scenes, giving way to another fleeting memory.
Andraigíneacht (Androgyny) 2018. Oil on canvas, 81x73cm
An tríú fear (El Tercio) 2018. Oil on canvas, 81x73cm
Oilithreach (Pellegrino), 2018, Oil on canvas, 81x73cm
Scáth Aoibhinn, 2018. Oil on canvas, 81x73cm
Ní féidir linn ( We are incapable), 2018, oil on canvas, 130 x 110cm
Mealtacht Paschi ( The allure of Paschi), 2018, oil on linen, 56 x 46cm
Teaghrán (Tethered), 2018. Oil on canvas, 81x73cm
An Cluiche Fanachta (The Waiting Game), 2018, oil on canvas, 130 x 97cm
An Ridire Spáinach (The Spanish Knight), 2018, oil on canvas, 130 x 110cm