Persistence of Vision – Part Two

27th October – 13th November, 2010.
Blindside Artist Run Space
Nicholas Building Level 7 Room 14
37 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Supported by a City of Melbourne Young Artists Grant.

The term “Persistence of Vision” is common in film and animation theory. It describes the phenomena that the human eye, though seeing a series of still frames flashing for a fraction of a second, interprets movement

In the second exhibition of this project, O’Carrigan more closely referenced the works of Étienne-Jules Marey, and Edward Muybridge, and their early attempts to ‘picture time’ through photography of movement. Persistence of Vision – Part Two is a series of works on canvas and masonite, which takes a darker side of the psyche as the ‘movement’ to be charted.

Prostrate

Prostrate
Ink on paper & acrylic on canvas, 56 x 53 cm
2010

Yield

Yield
Ink on paper & acrylic on canvas, 91 x 61 cm
2010

Abandon

Abandon
Ink on paper & acrylic on masonite, 30 x 90 cm
2010

Plummet

Plummet
Acrylic on masonite, 60 x 72 cm
2010

Antithesis

Antithesis
Ink on paper & acrylic on linen, 26 x 36 cm
2010

Impetus

Impetus
Acrylic on masonite, 60 x 90 cm
2013

Lapse

Lapse
Ink on paper & acrylic on canvas, 35 x 79 cm
2010

Relinquish

Relinquish
Ink on paper & acrylic on canvas, 31 x 90 cm
2010

Collapse

Collapse
Ink on paper & acrylic on canvas, 90 x 61 cm
2010