Marion Borgelt in 2009

‘Moonlight in my Veins’
30.04. - 06.06.2009

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Marion Borgelt’s solo exhibition 'Moonlight In My Veins' presents a number of new paintings, sculpture and installation works; each providing sensory encounters with light, colour and materials.

These include recent pieces from Borgelt’s 'Liquid Light' series (pictured above), which are cut canvasses, with areas of the pigmented reverse of the canvas twisted and revealed. This twisting creates a shifting surface of light and colour that changes with the angle from which the work is viewed. A large-scale 'Liquid Light' work was recently commissioned for the hotel lobby of the ‘City of Dreams’ in Macau.

There are also new paintings from Borgelt’s vibrantly coloured and dynamic Strobe Series. Another commission for the flagship Mirvac building 101 Miller Street, in North Sydney was also recently completed.

Borgelt’s sculptural installation pieces – Moonlight Tsukimi (Japanese Moon Viewing ceremony), Lunar Circle and Lunar Warp – are the quieter and more subtle works in the exhibition. Again, the play of light across their surfaces features strongly, but these works also clearly evoke themes recurrent in Borgelt’s practice. According to Rod Pattenden, they “allude to the sequential measure of time and evoke the orbits of the moon or planets.” He adds, “Borgelt’s objects visualize or map the unseen but quintessential influences of the celestial bodies on our own sense of space and being.”


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