In a show focused on the exploration of grid-based patterns and the effect of pattern density on color perception, McKay asks viewers to think about the social impact of grids.
Grids reflect a sense of place and identity. They suggest graphs, maps and woven materials. They include and exclude–neighborhoods, school districts, redlining, clan patterns, product differentiation–all aids to define what is “self” and what is “other”. Yet grids show connections more than differences, and offer possibilities for seeing the world with a greater sense of “us”;
How will our perceptions and choices strengthen or degrade our social fabric?