Tu–Sa: 10 am–5 pm; Su&M: closed
Photography is indispensable to Erin McSavaney’s painting practice. Taking real and imaginary interactions between nature and architecture as his primary subject matter, McSavaney’s paintings begin with photographic studies upon which vividly rendered graphic elements have been imposed using ink and acrylic paint. Inspired by the practices of 1960s photorealist painters such as Robert Bechtle, McSavaney’s paintings use these photographs as an opportunity for immediate intervention, allowing him to explore the spacial effects of light and colour with a clearer understanding of the primary principles of his subjects. Through the process of invention and development, these photographic works draw attention to the tension between heavily geometric architectural lines and a freehand approach to depicting the world.