Arthur F. McKay Canadian 1926-2000

Black and White #15





enamel on paper
66.1 x 50.9 cm
1959

Saskatchewan Arts Board Permanent Collection
1967-019

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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