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Rachel MacFarlane
Overlap and Countoff
2016
oil on linen
72″ x 48″

Courtesy of: Nicholas Metivier Gallery
Donated by: the artist
Estimate: $7000

First time participating in Art With Heart

Artist Statement

MacFarlane’s paintings depict surreal, maze-like spaces in bold, electric colour. Her process begins with small maquettes that she makes from collected and curated refuse. These maquettes become catalysts for her painted worlds, and are transformed into two-dimensional spaces by MacFarlane’s acute sense of pattern, colour, and texture. The illusionistic qualities of her paintings, oscillating between the abstract and the representational, draws inspiration from the digital age and computer graphics.