Ky McDonald

The paintings of Ky McDonald depict unoccupied spaces that intersect beauty and alienation.  Ky’s painterly aesthetic manages to capture a fresh curiosity and drama that draws a viewer into her ambiguous interiors. The works capture the feelings of a space during an absence of social experiences, and the emotional baggage of past and present relationships.  

Ky disrupts the realist quality of her work with distorted depictions of indoor/outdoor spaces that give a nod to the current uncertain state of the world. The integration of sparse architectural post and beam structures are used to emphasise our ability to shelter but never fully hide.  Her use of empty chairs and dining tables represent a lifeless tableau that becomes a vessel for memories of togetherness.  The high-contrast drama within Ky’ paintings elicit a moody sense of anticipation that reflects our volatile thoughts and beliefs about ourselves and others.

Ky McDonald

One Story, Many Versions, 2021

Oil On Canvas

122 cm x 122 cm

Price Available Upon Request 

© Ky McDonald

Ky McDonald

The Shade Of It All, 2021

Oil on Canvas

61 x 91.44 cm

Price Available Upon Request 

© Ky McDonald

Ky McDonald

Take The Night Off, 2021

Oil on Canvas

45.72 cm x 61 cm

Price Available Upon Request 

© Ky McDonald

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Artist Profile

Ky McDonald

Born 1983 in Minneapolis, MN, United States

Lives and works in Minneapolis, MN, United States

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts from The University of Minnesota (2005)

Master’s Degree in Art Education from The University of Minnesota (2008)

Solo Exhibitions

2021

Frameworks Gallery, Saint Paul, MN

 

2020

Hubert White, Minneapolis, MN

Group Exhibitions

2021

Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN

Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

LagunaART.com, Laguna Beach, CA

Barbette, Minneapolis, MN

Works

Ky McDonald

One Story, Many Versions, 2021

Oil On Canvas

122 cm x 122 cm

Price Available Upon Request 

© Ky McDonald

Ky McDonald

The Shade Of It All, 2021

Oil on Canvas

61 x 91.44 cm

Price Available Upon Request 

© Ky McDonald

Ky McDonald

Take The Night Off, 2021

Oil on Canvas

45.72 cm x 61 cm

Price Available Upon Request 

© Ky McDonald

Unless otherwise stated, artworks © The Artist. © 2021 London Paint Club

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