Opening Reception: July 5, 7-9PM
Exhibition Dates: July 5 - July 28, 2018
A buffer is a temporary location for a transitional state: a layer that sits between one thing and another. A buffer is provisional, protective, and a postponement of transmission. A buffer gathers around, ahead of, and on the surface of images. Buffering takes the place of a clear image, in advance of its arrival. To buff an object is to try to make it shine, to make it ready to show itself. A buffer is a promise.
In this exhibition of new work by Graham Macaulay, objects perform as buffers for bodies that come and go. Wood, paint, plaster, textiles and digital photographs are brought together to form objects that fumble towards states of becoming and being in-between. Here, the work strives to remain attentive to the closeness of surfaces. These are props for withdrawal, for the condensation of uncertain tenderness towards bodies through objects.
Graham Macaulay holds a BFA from the University of Victoria (Victoria, BC) and is currently pursuing a MFA at Western University (London, ON). He was a recipient of a BC Arts Council Early Career Development Grant in 2014. In 2016 he was a participant in the London Summer Intensive, a residency co-organized by the Slade School of Fine Art and Camden Arts Centre (London, UK). He has recently exhibited at Untitled Arts Society (Calgary AB), Xchanges Gallery (Victoria BC), and Stride Gallery (Calgary AB). Buffer is his MFA thesis exhibition.