TODAY IN THE STUDIO
Today in the Studio
LE NATIONAL MONTREUX- CHARCOAL ON WOOD
The theatre of appearances
My work reflects my experience in the world, the things I see, the things I feel while wandering around. Walking through cities, rapidly changing landscapes, accelerated culture…
the vanishing past
charcoal on paper
velocity > paintings + mixed media @ CERN 09/22
Works may now also be viewed at https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/angela-mcfall
EXHIBITION WITH PEPNEY GALLERY IRELAND
AFTER AN ARTIST’S RESIDENCY ON THE WEST COAST OF IRELAND I CREATED A SERIES OF PAINTINGS EXPLORING IDEAS ABOUT PLACE, ABOUT WIND AND RAIN, ABOUT THINGS WHICH ARE STATIC, AND THINGS FULL OF MOVEMENT.
EXHIBITION IN THE MUSEUM OF MONTREUX OLD TOWN
ARTISTS INTERACTING WITH OBJECTS IN THE MUSEUM’S COLLECTION
DINNER ALONG THE AMAZON
EXHIBITION WITH GALAXY BRAIN.CA
As the old world I was born in, gives way to another world, I find myself marvelling at the spectacle of this strange new thing. In trying to articulate what I feel, I find myself drawn to forms which exist between two states. Somewhere between the constructed facade, the fury and force of the natural world, and the wild energy that escapes at the edges. I find myself going back in time in my own chronology to places that mesmerized me when I was young and impressionable, high energy palces like funfairs, arcades, and roller coasters.
To be here, at this moment in space and time, at the crossroads between two different civilizations, one brick and mortar, and the other weightless, electrical and digital. I find myself visually contrasting these strange worlds. One receding, the other emerging, and yet, in the end these two worlds tell the same stories, just in different formats, and I find myself really understanding what McLuhan meant by the media is the message. It’s about accessing reality, a thin facade woven from narrative, concrete, and experience. The same stories recorded with constantly changing technology, and ever shifting backdrops.
Thank you Michael Murray galaxybrain.ca for the beautiful poem below…
Images on Galaxybrain.ca
Our eyes watered as we screamed from our carts.
Our mouths wide open as the heavy carnival air poured in,
filling us with a kind of unreal electricity, we sped and clattered,
faster and more beautiful than anything we could ever have imagined.
Everything dizzy and wonderful and hitting me at the same time.
All of it spinning, disintegrating, mutating,
as if a million dreams unfolding around you at once.
Lost Cities Project
The last few years of my life have given me the opportunity to discover the mysteries of Medieval France. From Cluny to Déols, the ancient sites bridge the spectrum of time. From these journeys around France, to the 2020 lockdown, my interest in dualities took a new turn. While confined to interior spaces I started to explore certain concepts, which lead me to my Lost Cities project. An exploration of the traces of Lost Cities through the debris of this contemporary moment at the end of consumer culture. I create sculptures from discarded packaging, which evoke architectural details from the past.