Fri. Feb. 6, 2015 @ 7 pm
Artist talk: Feb. 22, 2015 @ 2 pm
In “Bathers”, Neil McClelland works through ideas about how contemporary images of people at the beach, which he sources from image-sharing sites such as Instagram, have a genealogy that traces back to the art historical tradition of the bather. McClelland’s paintings take Cezanne’s bathers as a starting point for using the visual language of painting to create bathers that exist somewhere between the past and the present, between “the art in the museum” and contemporary representations. He
seeks to convey something familiar but strange, an in-between space and hybridization that provokes questioning about how we represent ourselves now and how we
look at paintings.