Brian Maguire, Rhona Hoffman Gallery
War Changes its Address and Other Border Stories
13 January - 13 February 2021
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
Aleppo 3, 2017, acrylic on linen, 210 x 170 cm / 82.7 x 66.9 in .
Rhona Hoffman Gallery presents War Changes its Address and Other Border Stories, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Brian Maguire. Spanning depictions of Aleppo, South Sudan, and Juárez, Maguire engages with the currency of conflict images. Through large-scale paintings, whose surfaces are as luminous as they are sullen, the urgency within Maguire’s work often stems from the context and histories his sources portray. From bold depictions of landscapes in the aftermath of massacres, to seemingly innocent and banal interiors, the artist brings the weight that images of war and injustice impress upon our visual lexicon into attention.