There’s plenty of beauty among the trees, bushes and wildlife, and yet a St. Catharines artist has found beauty in one of the more surprising areas of the outdoors. Lichens.
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.