“For her forthcoming exhibition at Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Elyss McCleary will present a sequential suite of medium to large paintings depicting rainbow spectrum scenes of colour luminosity. The works amalgamate notions of grounding and lightness, as well as interconnected human relationships, abstracted through vivid and hovering compositional colour plays. “McCleary’s initial fresh fast drawing is visible in the final image,” says Nicholas Thompson, “so that under and over layers are highlighted equally in presentation, with mistakes and process left visible, creating works that open up and evolve before the eye.” – extract from exhibition preview in Art Collector, issue 103, p. 50.
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