Published by Chisenhale
Texts by Terence Maloon, Jonathan Watkins
Paperback, colour illustrations
This exhibition is based on a series of five large paintings, oils on canvas. Its title, Canal, is at once straightforward - referring to its inspiration and an immediate geographical context - and oblique, as it conflates notions of man-made and natural phenomena. The work is site specific, declaring itself to be in and “about” a particular place, and at the same time precipitates thoughtful generalisation. Through Maguire’s work the canal becomes an analogy for our interaction with the world, the confrontations and impositions that shape our reality.
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