Touch Me – Art Exhibition by Maria Borg
June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 24 @ 7:00 pm
‘Touch Me’ is an exhibition of paintings by Maria Borg.
Opens on the 3rd – 24th of June at Malta Society of Art, Valetta.
This exhibition is a story, or many stories, left unfinished. The idea of absence through presence is an important running theme in the work. The paintings are full of humanity and emotion, despite not having a human in them. They are traces, unfinished chapters… words or sentences out of an essay.
The series of paintings that make up ‘Touch Me’ explore a style and subject with which the artist has been grappling in the recent past. Borg takes this exploration further by delving deep into the textures of the objects painted, painting stories in the folds of bedsheets.
A running theme is a repeated ‘visual clue’ of bedsheets and strands of fabric which remind one of bedding. Bedsheets connote a lot of things – intimacy, rest, and comfort. But laying on a bed can also signify the time when the brain can wander; sleeplessness, overthinking and anxieties.
The phrases and words painted are personal and heart-felt but also reflect universal feelings such as longing and loss. Through their mundanity, the domestic scenes in the paintings become universal, thus able to reach out and connect.
The exhibition is curated my Michael Fenech.
Supported by Jesmond Mizzi Financial Advisors Ltd.