Saturday, July 16, 2016

A New Series of Drawings This Week

I am working on a new series of drawings where I'm using India Ink, Foamcore and cardboard to make the marks. It is a process I have used in the past - I like the dark, messy mark it all makes, and in a series like this, it is just easier and faster. I am debating whether to work through every possible arrangement in this scenario, but as I generate them I acknowledge that I'm drawn to the more complicated ones, and like the ones that read more like potential architecture. At one point the old TV game show 'Hollywood Squares' came to mind. Perhaps daytime television affected my architectural taste more than I like to admit. But I also think of box kites and bamboo scaffolding.
Michael McGuire - Untitled Drawings - India Ink on Arches Paper - 15 x 11.25 inches
Detail

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

'Small' Drawings

I had a request today for photos of some of the smaller drawings I had on-hand. I've been rushed all day and I rushed on these photos, but at least I included a yardstick (48 inches) in the photos to give them some scale. I told my client, once they narrow down the parameters I will send better photos with sizes and media.

Michael McGuire - Various Drawings
Michael McGuire - Various Drawings
Michael McGuire - Various Drawings

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Upcoming Show At Judith Racht Gallery In Michigan

A view of the installation.
A Michelle Peterson Albandoz sculpture.
Three Tricia Rumbolz pieces before hanging.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Overlapping Grids in Color

I have been playing with the overlapping grid idea in color. These drawings begin in color theory and the optical nature of color, and move into my memories of posters from the 1960's (Hello blacklight).  When looking at the drawing in person the colors move, and in the center of the drawings, where the grid is most dense, there is a dulling of the color in the eye. The intense color makes them difficult to present in a photograph but the idea is there.
Michael McGuire - Untitled Grid Study/Green on Violet - Acrylic Paint, Watercolor on Arches
Michael McGuire - Untitled Grid Study/Cad Red on Prussion Blue - Acrylic Paint, Watercolor on Arches

Thursday, May 26, 2016

New Watercolor To Celebrate The Arrival of Warm Weather

Michael McGuire - Untitled Watercolor Study - 8.5 x 11 inches

Sunday, May 22, 2016

New Collages

Michael McGuire - Untitled Collages - India Ink, Neutral PH Adhesive, Arches Watercolor Paper - 14 x 10 inches each
Detail
Michael McGuire - Untitled Collage - Archival Mat Board, India Ink, PVA - 18 x 42 inches

Friday, May 13, 2016

The 'Overlapping Grids' Series Continues

Three new drawings in the what I am now calling 'Overlapping Grids' series. All drawings are on Arches watercolor paper sized at 40 x 26 inches. Media is: acrylic paint and pencil.
Michael McGuire - Overlapping Grids #9
Michael McGuire - Overlapping Grids #10
Michael McGuire - Overlapping Grids #7
And then three photos I made the other day on a foggy bike ride up to the gallery. I think they relate to the drawings.