Rod Barton, London is pleased to present Jean-Baptiste Bernadet Fugue. Arranged as a continuous line (although actually comprised of eight separate paintings) the work inhabits the entire back wall of the gallery, the wall itself becomes one expansive painting. Running parallel to the gallery's windows, the works can be read even from the sidewalk out front, or to a passerby on the road, thus extending beyond the space itself. Taking it's cue and form from music, the apt title of the exhibition Fugue connotes a layered, repetitive, multi pitched form of composition. It is in the works best interest then to be shown as one continuous panel, as the form is all encompassing. Teetering between image and colour field, clarity and distortion, stasis and vibration, focus and blur, the paintings continue to evolve upon examination. There is no single perfect position to see, rather one must move with, perhaps like the maker, through time, shifts in distance, and perspective.
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