(DS/LO1),  Ink and acrylic polymers on wood panel, 12.25 x 11.75 in. 

(DS/LO1), Ink and acrylic polymers on wood panel, 12.25 x 11.75 in. 

New York based artist Maureen McQuillan turns to scientific and technological systems as the underlying philosophy for her artwork. McQuillan provokes her viewers’ perception of color, noting that color has become less a reflection of nature and more device specific in the 21st century. What we see is largely dependent on the monitor or printer it is produced from.  She explores color systematically, comparing her techniques to Sudoku - substituting number placements with color arrangements as she builds each composition according to her personal color theory. McQuillan’s labor-intensive method requires slowly and repetitively laying ink lines in layers of acrylic polymer.  Manipulating these agents to fold and bend into ribboned spirals, the colorful optic patterns left behind seemingly reverberate beyond the surface.  Color is celebrated as subjective - interpreted through the eyes of the viewer.

 

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