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Michelle Mackey


2011, Acrylic and primer on resin-coated panel, 21"w x 10.5"h

I arrive at my finished painting through a process of layering and removing: I paint with the brush and the spray gun, as well as sanding and scraping into the surface. The imagery is drawn from interior architecture. Because I’m working mainly from memories, my images are shadowed and contain multiple points of view. The black and white palette echoes this mysterious mental space. I vary the surface sheen, so that the light shifts with the viewer’s movement. These paintings are meant to be a slow discovery for the viewer, as they are for me. Although light is movement, it is also suspension — I aim for this suspension of time in my paintings.

Michelle Mackey - Canty-Leaver

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