This latest body of work from Maeve D’Arcy represents an ongoing investigation of time and space. In her characteristic repetitive mark-making, we witness a laborious artistic process, representing real time in seconds, minutes, and hours. This literal documentation of time, as well as the notion of time in the more ephemeral sense, take up equal space in the paintings.
Swaths of color, interrupted by vivid objects, are in dialogue with waves of dots and lines. This dynamic visual harmony is crafted through a careful process of addition, and every new element alters what D’Arcy refers to as the “tempo” of the painting. The dots, lines, and gestures offer a meditation on memories, flashbacks, daydreams, or nightmares. They represent parts of a whole, snippets of something larger, different moods, chapters, vignettes, and epic poems. The work is intimate and autobiographical, a collection of observations and exclamations.