Debi Mackinnon is a contemporary artist whose large acrylic on canvas works are her passionate interpretation of the wildly colorful and hopelessly uncontrolled wiles that nature has to offer. She creates colorful cacophonies as she pushes beyond the edges of color and the limitations of the canvas.
Online PR News – 08-June-2011 – – For Immediate Release
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature Canadian artist, Debi Mackinnon, in Portals of Perception. The exhibition is scheduled to run from June 30, 2011 through July 21, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, July 07, 2011).
About the Artist
Debi Mackinnon finds inexhaustible inspiration in the lush nature of her native British Columbia, translating its bold colors and rich textures into marvelous canvases blooming with thick brushstrokes. Her arresting compositions portray gardens, fields and vases exploding with bright tones. Her generous style of application creates beautiful, dynamic patterns that evoke both Van Gogh and pointillism, but Mackinnon’s acrylics are applied more freely and voluminously, emphasizing notions of bounteousness and plenitude in the landscapes she portrays.
She creates a sense of natural abundance that occasionally pushes her aesthetic to the verge of abstraction, with dots, lines and dashes of color mingling in a frenetic field of activity. That impression of abstract flatness has to do with Mackinnon’s attentive rendering of light — “The moment the natural light hits the walls,” she explains, “I immerse myself in a cacophony of paint, brushes, and canvas, working as long as the light lasts.” Her sensitivity to light, tone and texture results in spectacularly naturalistic landscapes.
Exhibition Dates: June 30, 2011 – July 21, 2011
Reception: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Debi_Mackinnon.aspx
About the Exhibition:
Elements of Abstraction presents the work of artists who use their considerable skill to provide their viewers with a new, refreshing and highly relatable perspective on the world. In Portals of Perception, we are introduced to art which resonates with our shared understanding and reflects the essence of what it means to be human.
Elements of Abstraction: Albena, Michel David, Carmen Egea, Yuki Kourai, Tsipi Shaish, Cedric Van Eenoo, Michael Wayne
Portals of Perception: Drenda Duff, Carisa Galloway, Denyse Gibbs, Debi Mackinnon, Sandra Mueller-Dick, Santanu Santan Kumar, Bruce Leslie Thomas
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. The gallery also publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.