5 September - 10 October
5:30pm - 7:30pm
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC) is pleased to announce BLUEPRINT, a group exhibition curated by James Cope: featuring artists Brian Fridge, Amy Revier, Edward Setina and Paul Slocum.
The Blueprint process was originally developed by the British mathematician, scientist, astronomer and experimental photographer Sir John Herschel in 1842 as a photographic process called a cyanotype. As well as making many contributions to the science of photography Herschel also originated the use of the Julian day calendar system in astronomy and named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus.
BLUEPRINT is a working title which encompasses elements of Herschel’s thoughts and ideas and brings together media such as painting, video and sculpture in a site-specific enviroment.
The curator James Cope gives the four nationally and internationally emerging artists a platform to express their gestures freely, without constraint in a way which highlights the artist’s grit, valor and a nerve that is quite refreshing in today’s current art climate.
The artists in BLUEPRINT bring a new audience and awareness, inviting the viewer to engage in a visually and texturally lush presentation of site-specific work beneficial to the MAC and its innovative program.
Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist roll in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.