Doug McCoy unveils towering works at In-Town Gallery
During the month of September, and starting officially this Friday, In-Town Gallery will feature the work of artist Doug McCoy. The exhibition is called “Towers” and features pieces that “explore man’s need to create and construct.”
McCoy’s canvas paintings are unique to say the least. Take “Stikmin” for example as it depicts a man made entirely of sticks in acrylic and archival ink. These figure works are made “with multiple layers of white paint on canvas and alternating layers of color with detailed drawings made using archival pigment ink.”
“I want my paintings to convey a feeling, whether introspective or whimsical, but it is important that a work of art have an impact on the viewer,” said McCoy.
One painting that won’t fail to draw your eye is “Menotaur”, with the classical bull-headed figure made new in McCoy’s work as the head, body, and limbs are created entirely of mini, naked men.
If this doesn’t make you the least bit curious, we’re a little concerned. If it does make you curious, perhaps you’d like to ask the author a few questions at the opening reception this Friday, from 5-8 p.m. Maybe you can gain some insight into McCoy’s process, we’d sure like to.
Opening Reception: Doug McCoy's Towers
Friday, 5 p.m.
26 Frazier Ave.