Conduit Gallery presents Marcelyn McNeil: "Slow Eddy" opening reception
Conduit Gallery will present a solo exhibition of new work by Dallas-based artist, Marcelyn McNeil.
The oil paintings of Marcelyn McNeil weave through dualities the artist handles with virtuosity, organic and hard-edge, painterly and flat matte, austerity and humor. The tension created by these balances and the looming forms read simply but enable the chance to engage slowly within the macro-view of the composition and the micro-view of the palimpsest layers.
In her new body of work, “Slow Eddy,” paintings and works on paper continue these motivations. Spare and deliberate forms interfold with soft pours to invite contemplation. White oxide takes on a dominant role in the palette and there is a deep push toward thinning and pouring oil paint. Each thin later on the raw canvas becoming a luminous veil to deeply sensuous effect.
Also included in the exhibition will be a series of small canvas works both painted and sewn. The thread line becomes an elegant structural element where masked paint lines and vivid pops of color interplay. The use of various fabrics - rayon, burlap and linen, combine to enhance the textural variations within the architecture of each picture plane.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through November 30.