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McCutcheon interlays hydrangea
(those of the chickens she raises in her own backyard), respectively. Despite the inclusion of familiar imagery, the collages push and pull between representation and abstraction. Her photographs, which she prints on a silk-like fabric, are dramatically cropped and reoriented so that the larger context from which her subject originated remains unknown. Such ambiguity and mystery are both heightened by the fluidity of her painting and held in tension by the precision of her drawing. These are not self-evident works but rather highly layered narratives that unfold in a shifting, non- linear manner, offering viewers dazzling tableaux of visual interest while never fully revealing themselves. Relationships between the images, textures, and colors, as well as the positive and negative spaces, emerge as she layers her materials, creating spontane- ous forms that both captivate and beguile the eye.
petals or leaves and feathers
Lisa Mccutcheon

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