McKie, Hornung at Carver Hill Gallery

Aug 26, 2017
“Night Music” is a cyanotype by David Hornung.

Rockland — On First Friday, Sept. 1, Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St., will open the two-person show “Todd McKie and David Hornung.” Art Walk hours are 5 to 8 p.m., and both artists will be present. The exhibition will feature McKie’s Flashe on canvas paintings; and Hornung’s matte acrylic on linen paintings and cyanotypes on paper. It will run through Sept. 26.

Hornung paints what could be considered an amalgam of landscapes, portraits and still lifes. People are observed in their natural surroundings, often appearing with human-made, physical evidence of their presence there such as houses, furniture and tools. The artist said he has always been drawn to the “flattened” pictorial representation one finds historically in icon painting, pictorial textiles, Asian art in general and the pictures children make. Hornung is a painter, author and teacher, currently professor of art at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y.

McKie’s work has been described as primitive and child-like, depicting, with wry humor, life's conundrums. The sources, he said, include African, pre-Columbian and Eskimo art, so-called primitive art; and art by the mentally handicapped, untrained artists and children.

A full-time artist in Cambridge, Mass., McKie has received numerous grants and awards; and his work is included in many museum collections, corporate collections and important private collections worldwide.

Summer hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and by appointment. For more information, visit carverhillgallery.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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