Roy McMakin | A White Table and A Black Table, Each Depicted in Photographs and Sculpture

7 September - 13 October 2007 Quint Gallery

Quint Contemporary Art is pleased to present new sculptures and photographic works by Roy McMakin. The exhibition will run from September 7 to October 13, 2007 with a public reception for the artist on September 7 from 6 to 8pm. The public is welcome. 

 

This exhibition, McMakin's fifth solo exhibition with Quint will present as the title suggests two tables and photographs of the 2 tables/sculptures. Working with photography for the first time since the 1980s, in this new body of works, McMakin attempts to capture the essence of domestic objects. In this series of color photographs, the artist eliminates the traditional curve of the photographic lens to reveal a perfect, true-to-scale photographic image. McMakin has created a system in which the found objects are photographed sometimes over 100 times and then digitally overlaid so that the resulting composite image is without 3-point perspective. They have no firm point-of-view, which also means that every line in the photograph is perfectly straight. In other words, these photos are an attempt to be as true to the actual objects that they possibly can be. McMakin also reveals the fallibility of the photographer and his systematic process. 

 

Roy McMakin received his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and completed his M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego in 1982 and now owns and operates Domestic Furniture in Seattle, Washington. His work is included in numerous private collections and he has been selected to do commissioned pieces for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Henry Art Gallery, and the University of California San Francisco.