Untitled no. 141, coloured pencil and iridescent gold gesso on 14 in. x 11 in. birch panel
still/life will comprise approximately 130 drawings. The small panels will be installed so as to suggest a tessellation of the gallery wall/s. The exhibition will include a 4-week residency in the gallery space itself where the artist will continue to make daily drawings of objects brought to me by members of the public.
McKinnon describes these drawings as his “visual theology”: the highly rendered objects expressing time, space, light and shadow as we understand it in the created order. To the thoughtful eye, this high realism is inconsistent with the iridescent gold that holds it. The gold iridescent “ground” is God, Glory, and the infinite – all which is not created.