Caspar Fairhall’s multidisciplinary art practice over more than 25 years incorporates painting, video and interactive video art — all with a foundation in observational drawing. The word elision means both the omission of one or more sounds in a word and to join together or merge disparate elements. The double sense of omitting and combining elements is central to this body of work, which draws on the language of geometric abstraction to make figurative works. Fair hall deliberately elides the difference between figuration and abstraction, between the representational image and its putative opposite, in order to better examine the representation of time in images and the nature of images themselves. In these paintings, architectural elements take on the qualities of eroded geology; geology becomes abstract pattern and flat geometrics are used to build ambiguous spatial structures.