Details:

This painting combines chance-based “pouring” methods with intentionally flat, graphic areas of paint. The result is a work that’s about material presence and visual oscillation.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Smalls, Twenty-Five

Within the amorphous background of this painting, an improbable opaque pipeline travels across the surface—simultaneously defining and dissecting the picture plane. This painting combines chance-based “pouring” methods with intentionally flat, graphic areas of paint. Multiple layers of thinned pigment fade into one another, suggesting a space that is both formed and unformed. The result is a work that’s about material presence and visual oscillation. This composition is part of a series of small paintings by the artist that explores perception and ways of seeing. McNeil is a process-driven painter whose work addresses being both in and out of control.

Specs:

20 inches
24 inches

③ Artist:

Marcelyn McNeil

Marcelyn McNeil creates both intimate- and large-scale oil abstractions that evolve primarily through pouring methods. Adopting a lyrical call-and-response attitude toward process, the artist uses multiple layers, stains, and bleeds of thinned pigment that fade into one another—suggesting a space that is both formed and unformed. McNeil’s quietly subversive work experiments with illusion, perspective and color to create a place for unmediated introspection.

Marcelyn McNeil:
Smalls, Twenty-Five, 2022
Oil on canvas
24.0 × 20.0 inches /