Downtown gallery presents work by David McKay and Joanne Hunt opening May 27, 2016.
David McKay is interested in heritage and memory, both personal and shared. Many of his paintings are images from his memory that evoke emotion. In his new exhibition Ancestral Roots David shares imagery from his remembered personal history living in New Brunswick and from his visit to the lands of his ancestors, Scotland and Ireland. The common thread of the paintings is rooted in his personal lineage and creates a thoughtful and thought provoking exhibition.
Joanne Hunt’s paintings are clear and vivid, bright yet soft, evoking a warm summer day and A Walk in the Garden. The luscious peonies, the stunning rhododendron, the delicate hydrangea, each depicted in meticulous detail, bring us to our calm centre and quietly insist that we pay attention. Magnified, these white blossoms take on all the hues, tones, and shades of colour. Blue, pink, purple, yellow, green and gold all contribute to the overall effect of paintings that marvel and awe.
Both exhibitions begin Friday, May 27 at Gallery 78.