21 November, 2013 – 31 January, 2014
The title of Jack Milroy’s latest exhibition, INterVENTIONS, is a carefully poised hint at the nature and the spirit of his work. It is at once a playful and often humorous path that he treads, but also one of true discovery – of the uncovering and constructing of entirely new perspectives and interpretations of the existing imagery that is his vocabulary.
Employing techniques and materials both old and new, he creates three-dimensional tableaux with intriguing and often ambiguous narratives. One of the major works – Ophelia II (pictured left) draws upon several aesthetic interpretations of the Shakespearean tale, from dark pseudo-gothic etchings to the palette of the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Millais’ famous oil on canvas.
The combination of Milroy as collector and re-inventor results in complex, charged, beautiful imagery – and extraordinary works of art that reveal themselves at a glimpse, then by one layer at a time.