Anna Macrae and Lynda Harwood-Swenson | Material Connections

June 1 – July 1, 2023

Opening / First Thursday Art Walk: June 1, 5-8pm
Artist Talk by Anna Macrae: June 10, 2pm
Artist Talk by Lynda Harwood-Swenson, 12pm
Closing Reception: July 1, 2-4pm

For the month of June, Shift Gallery presents Material Connections,  Artists Anna Macrae and Lynda Harwood-Swenson show new works on paper, and two and three dimensional constructions.  Using the making process as a starting point, artists Macrae and Swenson investigate ideas through discarded materials, paint, and print.

Anna Macrae – Truth Be Told

From a very young age, Anna Macrae has always been a maker. Play and exploration in the use of found objects and everyday materials have been a constant in her practice. This current series continues to be grounded in a process based art making approach, combined with the use of  non-precious simple materials together with high grade art mediums.

Creating highly textural surfaces, this work morphs between 2 and 3 dimensional sculptural constructions. There is a continual interplay from complexity to simplicity, where Macrae seeking to find a balance at the point where potential chaos and excess is somewhat harnessed.

Anna Macrae is interested in the physicality of materials as she plays with the notion of space and form. She uses paint as a sculpting medium effectively on a large and small scale. The surface quality of her pieces captivates the viewer and invites for an intimate exploration of the terrain.

“My intention with my art making is to take everyday detritus from our apparently average lives, and build sculptural forms and paintings to honor our shared experiences and connections. My aim is to make beautiful messy imperfections reflecting life’s journey of discovery whilst being grounded in the mundane.”

Works by Anna Macrae

Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays 11am – 4pm and for special events listed above, face coverings encouraged (policy subject to change).

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