Precious Little is about the impact of scale and the power of shifts in scale to present creative and intellectual revelations.
This series of paintings is based on imagery from a pair of scrapbooks made anonymously during the late 1930s and early 1940s.
The reflective surfaces and compositions and this sort of camouflage of some of these creatures, I enjoyed finding the patterns in the landscape and zooming in on those.
A suite of hyper-real paintings depicting board games — and Monopoly in particular — in extreme close-up, MacDonald’s board’s-eye view gives these familiar amusements an arresting sense of formalist gravity.
The show is a dozen paintings of Monopoly boards. They’re partly inspired by an episode in the final season of the Sopranos where a fight breaks out between Bobby and Tony during a Monopoly game. Tony ends up with Monopoly houses and hotels stuck to his face.