Arthur F. McKay Canadian 1926-2000

Black and White #15

enamel on paper
66.1 x 50.9 cm

Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection

About the work "I got into unconcious symbols using only black and white enamel. They were very quick and automatic and quite raw. The removal of colour meant I could quickly see where the images were going and the images showed up right away. I could do them fast and reject a lot. I did more than 100 and kept only 33." Works were saved on the basis of their "coherence." "You just know something works when the image crystallizes. Coherence is a subjective quality and it's not very democratic. But then art is never democratic." - Denise Ball interview, Leader-Post, July 8, 1982
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