The OT Circus, in conjunction with Downtown ABQ Artwalk, is excited to present “Nasty Women” – a series of works by local artist David S McKee. This event is one night only, Friday 5/4/18 from 5-9p. Light refreshments will be available for our guests during the show.
About the series: The ‘9 Nasty Women’ series grew out of a phrase that David S McKee overheard Trump use during the elections, where he remarked about Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton “those nasty women” … David started thinking about who else Trump would consider to be a nasty woman.
So, he began to identify women who have given their leadership, courage, love and care, creativity and art to make this a better world. Mr. McKee began to create mixed media collage paintings, each one measuring 36”x36”, and all framed and ready to show.
The ‘9 Nasty Women’ include – Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Woman In A Burka (Target Me), Maya Angelou, Ellen DeGeneres, Girl With A Pearl Earring, Mona Lisa, the Japanese artist Kusama, and Mother Teresa.
About the artist in his own words:
My work is continually evolving. At one time, I used oil paint, roofing tar, encaustic, and liquid enamel to create my works. I have since started using acrylic, spray paint, art crayons, cold wax, and torn sections of photographs to create my paintings – mixed media collage.
Combining elements of torn photographs and painting in a mixed media collage creates something that is new and unique. I am a painter, and I am a photographer. I’m a painter with a camera. The process that led me to this point of creating these works was organic. I don’t want to be a painter on the one hand and a photographer on the other; I just want to be an artist. So, I wondered what would happen if…I incorporate torn sections of photographs into my paintings.
I earned a BFA from Oklahoma State University.