CATHERINE MACKEY


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Urban Wall (Bins)

Oil and Poster-Collage on Wood Panel in Maple Frame

24” x 24”

Retail Value: $4,850

Minimum Bid: $1,700

Signed

 

Mackey explores cities. She finds forgotten stories told by layers of construction scars, signage, and abandoned artifacts, to which she adds old posters acquired from city streets around the world. These posters, advertising everything from music events to circuses and political campaigns, offer an urban narrative which playfully interacts with the painted layer. In her studio accidental discoveries are frequent, they energize a process which hints at other lives and confirms the universal urban experience. Her paintings reveal the city at all levels, from rooftops to sidewalks and from the inner-city to its waterfront edges.

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