Marcelyn McNeil

Gallery Affiliations: Conduit Gallery, Anya Tish Gallery

Region: West

My work is formal and idiosyncratic. I identify simple, clear forms that simultaneously embody assertiveness and vulnerability. I continually think about sculpture while I paint, and the masses I describe are both flat and dimensional. The process involves taping and pouring, and it is controlled and intuitive. I work the canvas horizontally on the floor as much as on the wall, because I am invested in paint and am obsessive about how it physically settles on the picture plane. While I am a bit of a formalist, I embrace trial-and-error and have an affinity for what’s peculiar, animating inanimate form.