It’s a Long Story, in Full Colour, Without a Happy Ending

The Container

poster for It’s a Long Story, in Full Colour, Without a Happy Ending

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The main focus of the exhibition is three conjoined drawings, a triptych of sort, that take the viewer on a journey, both visually and physically. McLean designed the drawings as a site-specific installation, following the shape of the actual container. As the title suggests, the drawings for this show are in full colour, which is atypically for McLean who traditionally draws in black ink and black watercolour. However, the palette is not complex, using basic primary and secondary colours as perhaps a child would: the grass is green and the sky is blue, like illustrations in a children’s book. Seeing McLean’s characters in colour for the first time, adds a new dimension to his drawings, as does a simplicity that emphasizes the naïveté of the drawings, and heightens the contrast between the childlike style and the unsettling imagery.



from December 01, 2014 to February 15, 2015

Opening Reception on 2014-12-01 from 19:30 to 21:30


Jack McLean



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