Pam McDonnell: Material Equivalence

by - January 07, 2018

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Pam McDonnell: Material Equivalence
Curated by Anna Wunderlich
Opening reception Friday, January 26, 6-8pm
On view January 26-March 11
Crosstown Arts
1350 Concourse Avenue, Suite 280

Pam McDonnell will hold a solo show in the newly opened Crosstown Arts Gallery West, opening on Friday,  January  26 at 6 pm. Entitled Material Equivalence the show will feature new works on canvas and paper. McDonnell’s now abstract, now realistic approach brings a soothing palette to her views of natural surroundings for a distinct and pleasing style.

Most recently her work has appeared in a group show at Flicker Street Studio. Her work appears in collections including Iberia Bank, LeBonheur, and West Clinic. The current show is curated by art consultant Anna Wunderlich who has assembled a complementary array of McDonnell’s works.

McDonnell cites the Spanish word ‘duende”, best described wordless reaction to another person’s creativity, as her desire to communicate passion and inspiration through this work. The name “material equivalence” comes from a philosophical formula around an ”if and only if” relationship, in this case if the viewer find the passion of the artist, i.e. the duende.

The second floor home of the Crosstown Arts organization is flanked and fronted by multiple gallery spaces and is an ingenious and valuable addition to the Memphis arts scene.  Also opening that night on the same floor will be shows by Elizabeth Alley, Emily C. Thomas, and Teri Phillips. The shows will be on view through March 11.

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