Exposition ARTCH, Montréal, Québec, 2018.

Influenced by the Eastern philosophical underpinnings of abstract expressionism, this series of minimalist ‘paintings’ in wood,  suggest an inward looking experience. It explores a subtractive process between painting and sculpture that uncovers and arranges repetitive visual planes from inside a tree. These images highlight moments of peacefulness and vulnerability, making visible the passage of time through annual rings and signs of struggle. I use these graphic gestures to create confront the (im)permanence of our own experiences and the changing nature of loss and memory over time.

This series was exhibited in downtown Montréal in 2018. It is currently shared among private collectors as well as the contemporary art collection at Claridge.

©2019 Douglas Mackay