×

So Near So Far

By Andrew Frost

In Art, QT Sydney, 28 October 2013

In Art, QT Sydney, 28 October 2013

On Marion Borgelt’s website there’s a list of things that the artist’s work is about, including semiotics, language, optics and phenomenology. Her work draws “links between the constructed and the organic world, between microcosm and macrocosm and the ever-present duality of light and dark.” In essence, Borgelt’s work is about the full range of possible interpretations of her elegant and minimal art, simultaneously inscrutable in its beauty yet overflowing with potential readings.

For So Near So Far, her new show with Dominick Mersch and the opening show for the gallerist’s brand new space, Borget’s explores serial sculpture and repetitive forms in wall mounted pieces and paintings. The circle and the sphere are the central motifs, from the crystal ball-like series Tsukimi Swirl (2013), to the optically dazzling Liquid Light: Butterfly (2012) and the hatching eggs of Tsukimi Slice: Sequence B (2012). While the pieces remain static in the gallery space, the show suggests an interesting conception of time producing a metamorphosis of forms, all driven by a discreet and unseen force, as unstoppable as the rising of the sun.

Related Content

2013 So Near So Far

Dominik Mersch Gallery 17 October – 16 November 2013 Marion Borgelt’s latest exhibition is an exploration of duality and the ever-shifting power dynamics of nature and the universe. So Near, So Far encompasses opposites in tandem, drawing on humanity’s struggle to understand and define the natural world. It is an encapsulation of the artist’s oeuvre, …

Tsukimi Series (Glass)

Venetian Tsukimi is an arresting, complex piece, intriguing for its originality and mystery. It comprises of sixteen Murano glass spheres, progressing from pure crystal to solid black and representing the phases of the moon. The full grandeur of the spheres is revealed on repeated viewing, with the layers of silver leaf and crystal gradually revealing …

Liquid Light

Just like the changing light from morning to nightfall of any day, the Liquid Light works change with the viewer’s movements, each one opening and closing like the pupil of an eye. Every degree of movement reveals yet another image where the game between artwork and viewer endlessly unfolds.