October 14 - November 21, 2020
A solo exhibition featuring work by Kirsten Macy.
From the gallery:
“Barry Whistler Gallery is pleased to present Kirsten Macy’s newest body of work, Always A Little Sad. The exhibition runs October 14 th – November 21 st . The gallery is currently open by appointment only.
Always A Little Sad will feature a collection of oil enamel paintings on canvas. The oil enamel is layered onto the canvases, “I make slow methodical layered and delicate paintings…”
“I started making this body of work before the various social and environmental traumas of 2020. Gradually and unconsciously, I removed elements that bring me joy and replaced them with emotional, vision like landscapes, halos, telescope views and TV screens.
“I started looking more deeply at romantic paintings that share overarching themes as well as content that includes halos, atmospheric landscapes, self-reflection, and solitude. This led me to developing color palettes that become the metaphor for consciousness, ignored anxiety, and a diminishing connection to others. A multitude of themes are presented by reconciling the gesture in the act of a flash, a timeless landscape, and the finality of capturing a single moment.”
Kirsten Macy (b. 1971) lives and works in Los Angeles. After growing up in Dallas, she went on to received a BA from the University of Texas at Dallas. Works have been included in solo and group exhibitions at Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas Museum of Art, TWO X TWO, Art Palace, Eugene Binder Gallery, Helmuth Projects, and others. She was the founding member of the 0h6 Art Collective in Dallas and has had work performed in both Hollywood & New York Fringe Festivals.”
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