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Todd McKie

September 7 – November 2, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday September 28, 2006, 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.

The CAC Gallery presents the drawings and paintings of Todd McKie to provide a context for appreciating his new public artwork for the Gold Star Mothers Pool in East Cambridge, entitled, C’mon In, The Water’s Fine!

The Gold Star Mothers Pool was built approximately sixty years ago and has changed little since then. The City of Cambridge recently completed a renovation of this busy facility, with updated accessibility, new bathhouse and pool amenities, and added plantings. On the east and west stucco walls McKie has created large-scale drawings of imagined fish that have, in the artist’s words, “an air of mystery and amiable strangeness.” McKie’s composition for the mural carefully considers architectural edges, the scale of the building, and formal relationships among shapes. His fish are funny, serious, quizzical, timid, aggressive, wise, ridiculous, and elegant.

The paintings and drawings in the exhibition represent work from McKie’s studio from the last twelve years. While the artist describes his murals for the Gold Star Mothers Pool as drawings, it is clear that drawing and painting are fluidly combined in his work, whether in the studio or on a public building.

Todd McKie is a long-time resident of Cambridge. C’mon In, The Water’s Fine! is his first permanent public artwork for the City. Work in the exhibition is presented courtesy of Gallery NAGA and Victoria Munroe Fine Art.

:: Press release for this exhibition of paintings and drawings by Todd McKie.
:: Downloadable images of Todd McKie's works.

Renderings of C’mon In, The Water’s Fine!

 

 

Work in the Todd McKie exhibition is presented courtesy of Gallery NAGA and Victoria Munroe Fine Art.