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Tim McKay

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Tim McKay

Tim McKay is a Denver-based painter who works in acrylic and mixed media. Primarily, he is a colorist whose art is about the use of color, line, and creating meaningful interplay between organic and inorganic forms. Thematially, his work explores the intersection of random and intentional actions.

McKay's most recent paintings exploit properties of liquid acrylics and raw canvas to create an array of disjointed yet lyric images in punched-up colors. This work pushes the boundaries of conventional approaches to both hard-edged abstraction and the use of poured acrylic media. His method of painting embraces elements of randomness while exercising control over the flow of paint to create structure, relying on surface tension and fluid viscosity to express a taxonomy of gestures where lines intertwine, blend, pool, and form webs and grids.

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Exhibitions

 
2014 flow, Sync Gallery, Denver, CO (solo exhibition)
2013 *Art of the State, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
2013 My City, My People, My Oath, My Shame, My City, Sync Gallery, Denver, CO (solo exhibition)
2012 Spiritual Underground, Sync Gallery, Denver, CO (solo exhibition)
2011 Obligations of Being Human, Sync Gallery, Denver, CO (solo exhibition)
2011 **Giving Voice, 910 Arts, Denver, CO
2010 *2010 Denver Modernism Show, Denver, CO
2009 Modern Ideography, Sync Gallery, Denver, CO (solo exhibition)
2009 *2009 Denver Modernism Show, Denver, CO
2009 *The Blue Show, Core Gallery, Denver, CO
2008 *2008 Denver Modernism Show, Denver, CO
2008 **Solo Show, Green Door Living, Tennyson Arts District, Denver, CO
2008 **Bob Gamage Tribute Show, Berkeley Park Gallery, Denver, CO
2008 *Wide Open Wonder Show, Core Gallery, Denver, CO
2007 *Art on the River, Greenway Foundation and Art Students League, Denver, CO
2007 **Past and Present: The Students of Dale Chisman, Art Students League, Denver, Co
2005 *Art and Soul, Art Students League, Denver, CO
   
  *juried show; **invitational show