Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New Work - June 2018

I've been on a bit of a run with the India ink drawings this week. A commission for a Michigan client has inspired a slight evolution in the box-like imagery in the drawings. I sometimes refer to them as complex cages and that applies to these new configurations.
Michael McGuire - Untitled Drawings - India Ink, Pencil on Arches Watercolor Paper - 40 x 26 inches each
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The color study panels are up on the walls in the gallery for a show we opened last Friday. These are all modular and can be moved and rearranged and desired. I'm not finished with either series but I am interrupted this week.
Michael McGuire - 6 Color Panels - Acrylic Paint on Panel - 12 x 12 x .75 inches each
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Michael McGuire - 6 Color Panels - Acrylic Paint on Panel - 12 x 12 x .75 inches each
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Upcoming Show - New Color Work

Michael McGuire - Various 12x12x.75 inch Panels - Flashe Paint, Acrylic Paint Pen on Panel
Michael McGuire - Untitled - Flashe Paint, Acrylic Paint Pen on Panel - 12x12x .75 inches
Michael McGuire - Untitled - Flashe Paint, Acrylic Paint Pen on Panel - 12x12x.75
Michael McGuire - Untitled Panels - 12x12x.75 inches each
Michael McGuire - Untitled Panels - 12x12x.75 inches each

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Coming Soon - Montrose Yacht Club - New Work

I installed 20 pieces at the Montrose Yacht Club this week. We will be holding a reception at some point but I'm holding out for warmer weather, maybe July? I will be sure you all get an invite.

All new work, a variety of sizes and shapes. A few leftover pieces in the gallery.

Michael McGuire - 4 Untitled Lake Studies - Watercolor with Collage Elements - 18 x 6 inches each

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

More Color

A Paul Klee homage
Block Printing Ink on Arches Watercolor Paper - 40 x 26 inches
The first drawing with the long rectangular rubber stamp. Primarily a color theory exploration.
Block Printing Ink on Arches Watercolor Paper - 40 x 26 inches
Color mixing one step at a time. I prefer this drawing in a horizontal orientation.
Block Printing Ink on Arches Watercolor Paper - 26 x 40 inches

The work table where colors are mixed. Note the rubber stamp in the upper right hand corner.

And I have spray painting a bit. An extension of the signs I made last month. Playing with color and letting it fly. Spray paint on cardboard.

And finally, spray painting into a striped piece.
Michael McGuire - Acrylic Paint Pen, Acrylic Spray Paint on Panel - 30 x 24 inches

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Have I Posted These?

Michael McGuire - Untitled Mono-Print - 40x26 inches
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Michael McGuire - 2 Untitled Mono-Prints - 40x26 inches each
Michael McGuire - 2 Untitled 'City' Drawings - 40x26 inches each
Michael McGuire - Untitled - Acrylic Paint on Panel - 30 x 40 inches

Thursday, January 25, 2018

New Work In Color

This morning I finished a large color 'stamp' piece. I'm still taking it in - a lot of color in one piece for me. But color is appearing a much of my work this January. Maybe it is the time of year and a rebellion against the cold gray weather. It certainly stems from my experiments this past fall with the rubber stamps and color. I reexamining a few of the things I learned regarding color relationships.

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Last week I spent much of my time making signs for the Chicago Women's March. It was an amazing event, I so glad I attended. Michelle and Corinne carried a large cardboard sign I made from the boxes my framer gives me. And I also spray painted a series of smaller color stencil pieces that we handed out at the march. There are a few left in the gallery and I may make a few more.


Monday, January 15, 2018

House Beautiful - February 2018

One of my drawings appears in next months House Beautiful. The home of two very dear clients of mine has been featured in a 'Before and After' article in magazine. (Happily I made the 'after' portion of the redo.) Their place looks great and I am so happy to be a part of it.

The drawing pictured is a few years old, 2014 approximately. But I still make work related to this concept. As I often tell clients, the majority of my work derives for my High School drafting classes and this body of work falls right into that category. To quote Louise Bourgeois, “All my work of the last fifty years, all my subjects, have found their inspiration in my childhood.”

A few related drawings.