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
       
     
Androgyous_2.jpg
       
     
El Tercio_1.jpg
       
     
 An tríú fear (El Tercio) 2018. Oil on canvas, 81x73cm
       
     
 Oilithreach (Pellegrino), 2018, Oil on canvas, 81x73cm
       
     
sublime reflection_1.jpg
       
     
 Scáth Aoibhinn, 2018. Oil on canvas, 81x73cm
       
     
 Ní féidir linn ( We are incapable), 2018, oil on canvas, 130 x 110cm
       
     
install weber.jpg
       
     
 Mealtacht Paschi ( The allure of Paschi), 2018, oil on linen, 56 x 46cm
       
     
Paschi_1.jpg
       
     
tethered_1.jpg
       
     
 Teaghrán (Tethered), 2018. Oil on canvas, 81x73cm
       
     
 An Cluiche Fanachta (The Waiting Game), 2018, oil on canvas, 130 x 97cm
       
     
YWG_3.jpg
       
     
 An Ridire Spáinach (The Spanish Knight), 2018, oil on canvas, 130 x 110cm
       
     
 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.
       
     

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
       
     

Andraigíneacht (Androgyny) 2018. Oil on canvas, 81x73cm

Androgyous_2.jpg
       
     
El Tercio_1.jpg
       
     
 An tríú fear (El Tercio) 2018. Oil on canvas, 81x73cm
       
     

An tríú fear (El Tercio) 2018. Oil on canvas, 81x73cm

 Oilithreach (Pellegrino), 2018, Oil on canvas, 81x73cm
       
     

Oilithreach (Pellegrino), 2018, Oil on canvas, 81x73cm

sublime reflection_1.jpg
       
     
 Scáth Aoibhinn, 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
       
     

Ní féidir linn ( We are incapable), 2018, oil on canvas, 130 x 110cm

install weber.jpg
       
     
 Mealtacht Paschi ( The allure of Paschi), 2018, oil on linen, 56 x 46cm
       
     

Mealtacht Paschi ( The allure of Paschi), 2018, oil on linen, 56 x 46cm

Paschi_1.jpg
       
     
tethered_1.jpg
       
     
 Teaghrán (Tethered), 2018. Oil on canvas, 81x73cm
       
     

Teaghrán (Tethered), 2018. Oil on canvas, 81x73cm

 An Cluiche Fanachta (The Waiting Game), 2018, oil on canvas, 130 x 97cm
       
     

An Cluiche Fanachta (The Waiting Game), 2018, oil on canvas, 130 x 97cm

YWG_3.jpg
       
     
 An Ridire Spáinach (The Spanish Knight), 2018, oil on canvas, 130 x 110cm
       
     

An Ridire Spáinach (The Spanish Knight), 2018, oil on canvas, 130 x 110cm