First Next Then Finally

Trace Elements: The Work of Maurice Carlin

Trace Elements: The Work of Maurice Carlin

Philip Auslander, 2013

Commissioned by Castlefield Gallery to coincide with Maurice Carlin: First… Next… Then… Finally… 8 Feb – 17 Feb 2013

Shreds of an old poster on a wall. Discarded pages left behind at the copy shop. The imprint of a knee on a soft surface. The texture of asphalt on the high street. The transient, flickering images on a television screen. Things not meant to last. Things that have almost disappeared. Things not meant to be noticed in the first place. Things pretty much forgotten. These are among the traces to which Maurice Carlin draws our attention, like ghostly deleted files on a hard drive that have been marked to be overwritten but are still accessible.

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