Kevin McKay: OVERPASS: Paintings from the urban commute - Art Collector

Kevin McKay, ‘Red truck, under the M5’, 2018. Oil on linen, 40.5 x 61cm. Courtesy: the artist and MAY SPACE, Sydney.

  Kevin McKay’s work responds to features that serve as orientating landmarks in his journeys across the city. These are typically bridges, overpasses and imposing man-made structures which, despite their utilitarian function and as signifiers of modernity, also provide primal geometries that rise as icons of human endeavour. Concrete and steel beams frame a space beneath, whilst raising a passage to the sky above, with surfaces and forms that make evident the invisible qualities of light and space in a vision of classical stillness, interrupting the commuting ennui that in a flash is gone.

Exhibition opens: 3–5pm Saturday 29 September 2018
Exhibition closes: 20 October 2018
Location: MAY SPACE, 409b George St, Waterloo NSW
Phone: +61 2 9318 1122


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