Matthew Allen, Untitled, 2019, Acrylic and polished graphite on linen, 44 x 133cm. Courtesy: the artist and Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland.
Fox Jensen McCrory Gallery presents Evenfall a group exhibition featuring the work of Matthew Allen, Helmut Federle, Ceara Metlikovec, Winston Roeth, Günter Umberg and Coen Young.
This exhibition explores the “mesopic” state which marks the transition between the cones and rods in the internal architecture of the eye. As this exchange occurs amidst waning light the more sensitive rods come to the fore allowing a new, heightened receptivity to colour.
Like fast twitch fibres that allow an athlete to run fast, these cones and rods may be unevenly distributed amongst us. Whatever the science of this, the artists in this exhibition seem to be blessed with a hypersensitivity to the dance between colour and light that occurs on the cusp of darkness.
Exhibition opens: 5:30–7.30pm Thursday 16 May 2019