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Elizabeth Magill: Still (dark) 24 February–04 March 2018 | Artist’s Website

Elizabeth Magill | Still (dark) | 24 February–04 March 2018, Daily 12–6pm | Private View: Fri 23 February 2018, 6–9pm | 92 Webster Road, London, SE16 4DF

Elizabeth Magill, Still (dark), 2018, detail. Image courtesy of the artist and Matt’s Gallery, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin and Anthony Wilkinson, London.
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Matt's Gallery continues its programme in its new location at Ron Henocq Fine Art, 92 Webster Road, with the first of a series of 10-day shows with rapid turnarounds. 

Elizabeth Magill responds to the purposefully restricted space of the 3 x 3 x 3 metre gallery space with a paired down and focused display of 3 recent works — two small paintings and one large hybrid work mounted on aluminium. 

Unified by their densely worked surfaces, the works present recurrent motifs that echo other works in the artist's oeuvre. 

The larger work, Still (dark) 2018 demonstrates Magill's interest in and embrace of different forms of image making that have given energy and vitality to the her prolific practice. Images culled from personal archives, art history and vintage photography are screenprinted before being worked over repeatedly and in different ways. Subtle details hint toward the artist's personal experience of historical events alongside appropriated imagery and art historical referencing. These works occupy an ambiguous status as paintings, combining print-making, photography & collage with paint on canvas, paper or aluminium. 

Alongside this Head 2004-18, and Corot London 2015-17, (from her 12” series), reproduce the size and format of record sleeves. The imagery she works and reworks sets into play contrasting moments of stillness with lively activity and agitation — the oblique Head either looking away or looking on, or the sprawling and spreading branches of trees against a solitary man with an orange sash reading at their feet. The exhibition title plays on the multiple meanings of the word still; not in a state of movement, remaining or continuing or a still, as in film. 

Still (dark) sees the artist boiling down her practice to focus in on some key essential current concerns in order to address the particularities of Matt's Gallery new space. The 3 x 3 x 3 cube has been designed by Director Robin Klassnik's son Tomas of the Klassnik Corporation to occupy Ron Henocq's Studio at 92 Webster Road.

Elizabeth Magill is represented by Kerlin Gallery, Dublin and Anthony Wilkinson, London.

For further information or visual material please contact us on 020 7237 0398 or email

Matt’s Gallery thanks the Arts Council England and Ron Henocq Fine Art for their generous support. 

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Elizabeth Magill lives and works in London Education 1979-82 Belfast College of Art, Fine Art Degree, Painting, 1982-84 Slade School of Art, University College, London, MA Painting Selected Solo Exhibitions 2018 Headland, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Headland, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Still (dark), Matt's Gallery, London, Headland, RHA Galleries, Dublin 2017 Headland, Limerick City Art Gallery and Museum, Limerick Headland , Wilkinson Gallery, London 2013 Quasi–Real & Branch–Like, Wilkinson Gallery, London 2010 Green Light Wanes, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin / Towner Art Gallery & Museum, Eastbourne (publication) 2009 Venice, Marlborough Graphics 2008 Chronicle of Orange, Wilkinson Gallery, London (publication), 2006 ArborescenceKerlin Gallery,Dublin 2004/5 Recent Paintings(touring exhibition), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham / Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes / BALTIC, Gateshead / Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea (publication) 2003 Artemis Greenberg Van Doren, New York NY (publication), Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin, Galerie Ghislaine, Hussenot, Paris 2002 Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London 2001 Gallery Deux, Tokyo, Japan, Peer, Peer Trust Gallery, London 1999 Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton (publication) 1997 Galerie 102, Dusselsorf,Germany 1994 Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool 1992 Belongings, Kerlin Gallery,Dublin 1991 Emilio Navarro Gallery, Madrid (publication) 1990 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (publication) 1989 Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (publication) Selected Group Exhibitions 2017 Legacies: JMW Turner & contemporary art practiceThe New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, A Certain Kind of Light, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, Public View , Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool 2016 High Treason: Roger Casement, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Dublin A Certain Kind of Light, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, Public View , Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool 2015 Talking to Deptford, Deptford X, London RUA Annual, Ulster Museum, Belfast Art Without Borders, RHA Galleries, Dublin 2014 Twixt Two WorldsTowner, Eastbourne, UK, Death & Dying,MAG3 project space, Vienna, Austria, Annual Exhibition , Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Under the Greenwood , Gerald Moore, Gallery, London, UK 2013 Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Under the Greenwood, St Barbe Museum, Lymington, Hampshire, UK 2012 Landscape, Hite Collection, Soeul, Korea, 2011 Interlude, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Art Council Collection, Summer Show , Royal Academy, London 2010 Summer Show, Royal Academy of Arts, Invited artist, London, Paralell Remix , Laura Hutton Gallery, New York, Double Interview , Artspace, Hue, Seoul, Korea, Myu Projects, London, Seoul, Art Space, Seogyo, Summer Show , Royal Academy, London, 2009 Known Unknown, Gallery LOOP, Seoul,Korea, Elizabeth Magill & John Frankland, The Russian Club Gallery, London, Northern Print Biennale , Laing Art Gallery, Hatton Gallery Newcastle, Skies, Nottingham Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham 2008 There not There, Crawford Museum, Cork 2006 Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, (publication), Out of Place , The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Melancholia , Andrew Jensen Gallery, New Zealand, Siar /span>, IMMA, Dublin, 2004 Landscape 2, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 2002 Something Else(touring exhibition), Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland (publication), 2001 I Love Melancholy, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland & Southampton City Art Gallery, IMMA/Glen Dimplex Exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (publication), Shifting Ground: Fifty Years of Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art,Dublin (publication) 2000 Places in Mind, Elizabeth Magill/ Adam Chodzko/Stan Douglas, OrmeauBaths Gallery, Belfast (publication), Primio Michetti 2000 , Fondazione Michetti, Italy (publication), 1999 0044, PS1, New York and Allbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo / Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast/ Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork (publication, Artist Unknown , Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London 1996 Irsk 96, Kulturfest, Arhus Kunstbyoning, Arhus, Denmark (publication) 1995 IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art(publication) 1993 New Voices, British Council Touring Exhibition (publication) 1992 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery,London, Welcome Europe , Holsoboro Kunstmuseum,Denmark (publication) 1991 A View of London, Salzburg Kunstverein, Austria (publication), 1990 The British Art Show, McLennan Galleries, Glasgow / Leeds City Art Gallery / Hayward Gallery, London (publication), Decoy , Serpentine Gallery, London (publication), 1983 GPA, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (publication) Residencies 2002 The British Embassy, Yangon, Myanmar, 1995 Saarlandisches Kunstlerhaus, Saarbruken, Germany 1994 'Momart Fellowship', Tate Gallery, Liverpool Projects 2008 'Venice' Print Project, Paragon/Paupers press, Venice/London 2005/6 Parlous Land, Paragon Press Publications, London 2001/2 Multiples 6, Temple Bar Gallery,Dublin 1999 Pieces of Paper Press, Artist's Books, London 1996 Public Arts Development Trust, Heathrow Airport, London Awards 1999 London Arts Board 1995 British Council 1989 Arts Council of Northern Ireland 1984 Boise Travel Scholarship 1983 GPA Award, Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin Collections Allied Irish Bank, American Express, Anglo Irish Bank, Arts Council of Great Britain, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Bank of Ireland, British Council, Crawford Museum, Cork, Contemporary Arts Society, Deliotte Art Collection, Deutsche Bank, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Government Art Collection London, Guinness Peat Aviation, Irish Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Australia, Neuberger Berman Collection, USA, Progressive, USA, Southampton City Art Gallery, Towner Art Gallery and Museum, Ulster Museum, Belfast, University of Ulster, Belfast, Worcester Museum and Art Gallery


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