Painting, Booth 227
Judith McKay is a surrealist and abstract artist captivated by glorious twilight skies, dripping cotton candy clouds, shimmering water and birdlike dancing trees. Her intensely coloured, vibrant landscapes are influenced by magical realism and surrealistic dreams. The concept underlying her work is that of inseparable and contradictory opposites. The playful duality of abstract and representation—altering perception and reality. We think we recognize the places in these paintings but they are not as we remember them. Recent Toronto exhibitions include the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, HIRAETH, a solo show at the Urban Gallery, Toronto and FUSION, a shared solo show with Moses Salihou at the Freedom Factory Gallery, Toronto.