Kevin McKay: Pavillion: South Cronulla Studies - Art Collector

Kevin McKay, Last light, Oak Park Cronulla 2017, oil on board, 35.5 x 45.5cm

This series of paintings and ink wash studies explores Sydney's southern beachside suburb of Cronulla. It began with a small beachside pavilion. Like many others that dot Australia's coastline, this structure houses a public toilet and change room and serves as an orientating landmark, demarking the space between the working city and foreshore leisure. Despite its humble function, the pavilion represents a place of transition and like a classical temple, provides a sense of the metaphysical in its engagement with light and space. I look for the same in the suburban jumble that rises along the shore to obstruct and frame the empty space of sky and sea.

Exhibition opens: 3pm-5pm, Saturday 17 June 2017
Exhibition closes: 8 July 2017
Location: MAY SPACE< 409b George Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017
Contact: +61 2 9318 1122

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