Kevin McKay at MAY SPACE

- Eastern Suburbs Streetscapes, 2020

MAY SPACE is proud to present a new solo exhibition by Kevin McKay, 'Eastern Suburbs Streetscapes'.

Art Exhibition previously on at MAY SPACE in Waterloo precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 29 January 2020 to Sunday 16 February 2020

Albury Hotel - Oxford St, Paddington image Blue door yellow window - Prospect St, Paddington image Smart car - 48 Jersey Rd, Woollahra image

Published by MAY SPACE on Tuesday 04 February 2020.
Contact the publisher.

This suite of paintings explores the back streets of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs where a gritty working class history and village charm lingers despite the gloss of gentrification and the encroachment of high-rise development. Kevin enjoys finding ready-made compositions in urban environments and applies the formal concerns of compositional design with the particularity of place as he seeks a theatrical intensity in the ordinary. Stillness and transience compliment each other in his road-based paintings where architectural forms provide a fixed point in contrast with the flux of light; a momentarily parked car; or randomly placed ‘street furniture’ (wheelie bin, witches hat, road sign etc); or indeed the conduit of the road itself, a constant in the ever changing city.