Texas Art House | McKay Otto
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McKay Otto

STATEMENT

In consideration of the dimensional relationships that exist between drawing, painting, and sculpture, this work is concerned with freeing two-dimensionality in painting. The specially formulated transparent nylon “canvas” provides the opportunity to work within and transform the traditional support of painting. As the rigidity of the planar support becomes dissolved, the circumstance arises to create works that are inwardly divisible and outwardly expanding. The implementation of the grid serves as a drawn formal structure that both stabilizes the surface of the art object while simultaneously creating passages for the viewer to literally see beyond. This notion of being able to see beyond the surface directly truncates the preconceived necessity of pictorial space and frees it to exist within the context of its own physical embodiment. This current body of work may serve as a metaphor for humanity’s capacity to transcend itself…

McKay Otto "untitled" 24x14x10 mixed media 1997
McKay Otto "untitled" 24x14x10 mixed media 1997
McKay Otto "untitled" 71x14.5x3 acrylic on mixed media 2001-02
McKay Otto "untitled" 71x14.5x3 acrylic on mixed media 2001-02
McKay Otto "untitled" 38.5 x 9 x 5 acrylic on mixed media 2002
McKay Otto "untitled" 38.5 x 9 x 5 acrylic on mixed media 2002
McKay Otto "untitled" 16x16x5.25 acrylic on mixed media 2001
McKay Otto "untitled" 16x16x5.25 acrylic on mixed media 2001
McKay Otto "untitled" 38.5 x 9 x 5 acrylic on mixed media 2002
McKay Otto "untitled" 38.5 x 9 x 5 acrylic on mixed media 2002
McKay Otto "untitled" 70 x 7 x 5 mixed media 2006
McKay Otto "untitled" 70 x 7 x 5 mixed media 2006
McKay Otto. Ever Radically Changed Ever. 2016. 60 x 60. Acrylic on Mixed Media.
McKay Otto. Ever Fly in Ever. 2016. 21 x 21. Acrylic on Mixed Media.
McKay Otto Ever Context of Ever 21x21-2016
McKay Otto. Ever Context of Ever. 2016. 21 x 21. sold as group. Acrylic on Mixed Media.