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The Renaissance Society is pleased to announce Colour drop, a solo exhibition of new work by Christina Mackie on view April 27 – June 29, 2014. This will be the London-based Canadian artist’s first museum exhibition in the United States. The Renaissance Society will host an opening reception on Sunday, April 27th from 4-7pm featuring an artist talk at 5pm with Mackie and co-curators Solveig Øvstebø and Hamza Walker.

Mackie’s practice is empirical, reliant on observation but prompted by personal reflection and a curiosity for the natural world. Her exhibition at the Renaissance Society will include large-scale sculptures, glass and ceramic works, a series of indented wooden panels, as well as an arrangement of found and natural objects. Central to the exhibition is color: the production and consumption of color, and the association of color and action. Mackie uses color as a meaning to make intention visible, as a conceptual tool and ancient human device.

Christina Mackie (born 1956, Canada) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include The Judges III, Nottingham Castle Museum (2013); Painting the Weights, Chisenhale Gallery, London; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2012); Us, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne (2010); The Judges, Supportico Lopez, Berlin (2010); and Art Now Sculpture Court, Tate Britain (2007).

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: April 27, 4-7pm Artist talk will take place at 5pm in Kent Hall Room 120 (1020 E 58th St)

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Christina Mackie - Colour drop

Christina Mackie