A trip downstairs reveals work by York Harbor artist Susan MacDougall: "Notations," a two part photo series of personal, verily emotional content which nicely anchors the conceptual, contest-driven works above. For "The Kitchen Sink Diaries," MacDougall has photographed the daily contents of her sink basin. Shown in series, the cake pans, cat-food cans, and spatulas reveal several thoughtful stories of everyday life. The images are shown in concert with MacDougall's "Neckline" and "Torso" series, black and white digital photographs of a woman's anatomy the artist has hashed out in pen ink, creating the illusion that she's wearing a sort of three-dimensional garment in various whimsical patterns.
Thoughtful, rigorous visual and conceptual work shouldn't be the sole property of museums and city galleries. All good art begins with a trek into the unknown; thank this quaint York gallery for an opportunity to make your own.
Nicholas Schroeder can be reached at email@example.com.
GEORGE MARSHALL STORE GALLERY | showing "Momentum X," mixed media works by Kim Bernard + Lauren Gillette + Rose Umerlik + Lisa Grey | and "Notations," photography by Susan MacDougall | through May 27 | 140 Lindsay Rd, York | 207.351.1083 | georgemarshallstoregallery.com
: Museum And Gallery
, Kim Bernard