EXHIBITION: Karen Woodbury Gallery, 15/09/2016 to 08/10/2016
Borgelt’s works of art are illusive and hypnotic through the play on refraction, light, pattern and the optical. Via an almost cosmological collision of particles on canvas or in sculptural form – Borgelt’s works draw the viewer into the frame.
The circle is primary. Borgelt treats the circle as a medium in and of itself. The current exhibition including Tsukimi with Rings: Variation No. 3 proposes an evolution of change, a march from one whole to another. The Lunar Arc, with the example here of Lunar Arc:Gold Eclipse No 1, is a study of shifting paradigms, a life cycle of sorts. The Tsukimi Whorl series, (featuring numbers 22 & 23) presents us with an entire cosmological possibility, settled on a golden precipice, caught in a time-freeze, adorned with egg shell and veiny timber. Full Circle Black/Gold No 2 is entropy. Lunar Wave: No 1 is a pulsing, rhythmic, celestial serpentine form demonstrating the utter dichotomy of Marion Borgelt’s art practice. Light and shade, black and white (silver), angles and curves, layer and layer.Marion Borgelt’s practice is as diverse as it is dichotomous. There is play inherent on every surface and every angle; plays on light, time, balance, viewership.Much like the grand Romanticisms of Caspar David Friedrich, or Barnett Newman, simplistic forms belie suggestions of grandeur and cosmic awareness. To Borgelt time is an inconstant, a linear circle with no beginning and no end.