Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Camey McGilvray's "My Favorite Things"

Camey McGilvray, Geometrica, Powder-Coated Metal, 26 x 68 x 6"
Camey McGilvray’s Favorite Things is a collection of sculptures fabricated from wood and metal -- either wall hung or freestanding. Her work is primarily evocative rather than representational, challenging the viewer with the subtle play of the literal and the illusionistic. 
Camey McGilvray, Sticks and Stones, Oil on wood, 37 x 49 x 5"
The components of these assemblages are specifically created or selected to advance the narrative of each piece. Elements are either created from scratch using sheets of plywood or aluminum, or are salvaged from McGilvray’s large treasure trove of found objects and recycled into new creations.
Camey McGilvray, Warthog, Oil on wood, wire, 12 x 24 x 14"
Favorite Things continues the artist’s strong focus on line and the employment of color fields (mostly primaries) in her work. Ideas are always started as line drawings or purely imagined geometric shapes. McGilvray then translates said concepts into wood and/or metal to form the hard edges of the composition. Rich, broad fields of solid colors are applied to the components in a flat, shaded manner then assembled into the final piece, always taking advantage of  the light and shadows formed by the juxtaposition of each piece’s individual parts.
Camey McGilvray, Deep Purple, Acrylic on wood, wire, 37 x 37 x 2"
McGilvray feels a personal relationship to all of these Favorite Things, as they represent the coming together of the idea and the reality. The joy of creating art is, after all, in the process, which she refers to as a beautiful journey that gives outward expression to what was once only imagined.

McGilvray's work will be up until July 8th.
There will be an Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, July 1st, 3pm

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