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Andrew James McKay - “AGNOSIA”

August 10th to 26th, 2017

Masters Gallery is pleased to present Andrew James McKay’s solo exhibition, Agnosia, August 10th to 26th.

McKay will be in the gallery Saturday August 12th, 2-4 pm

WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH MCKAY ABOUT AGNOSIA

Agnosia, a series of still life works, is an attempt to discern the specific character of the objects we surround ourselves with and find ourselves surrounded by. Agnosia, as a term, is the inability or failure to interpret what should be otherwise apparent and easily understood. This is not owing to a failure of the senses, but is rather a failure to interpret the produce of those senses. Isn’t this so much to do with the marginalia of our lives—what exists on the periphery—those factors which operate in the background but which possess such influence? The present exhibition is an attempt, as much as is possible at least, to determine how the objects in our lives may become charged with and sublimated by varied personal meanings; the degree to which our objects circumscribe our ways of thinking; and how our material successes, through objects, may in fact come to place even further limits on our interpersonal relationships.

Andrew James McKay is a working artist and currently a painting and printmaking undergraduate student at Emily Carr University of Art+Design. He is the 2017 recipient of both the Gordon and Marion Smith scholarship and Takao Tanabe scholarship for painting; 2016 recipient of the Emily Carr University Achievement Scholarship and Marjorie and Howard Isman Award, both for outstanding academic performance; and the 2016 recipient of a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.

About The Artist

Andrew James McKay is a working artist and currently a painting and printmaking undergraduate student at Emily Carr University of Art+Design. He is the 2017 recipient of both the Gordon and Marion Smith scholarship and Takao Tanabe scholarship for painting; 2016 recipient of the Emily Carr University Achievement Scholarship and Marjorie and Howard Isman Award, both for outstanding academic performance; and the 2016 recipient of a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.

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Still Life With Objects Of Fantasy 5

Technique: acrylic, ink, and graphite on panel

Dimensions: 24 x 20 in.

Price: $2,875

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