This body of work assembles two- and three-dimensional gestures into wall-hanging reliefs, paintings on canvas, and projected videos. Exploring concepts of perception and transparency, McPherson takes the surface of the painting as a metaphor for communication. What is transmissible from self to other? What can transgress the membrane of the surface, whether physically or perceptually? As the nose is too close to the eye to be seen, proximity precludes apprehension.
Winner of the 2015 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Merit Fellowship in Painting, McPherson holds a master’s degree from Rhode Island School of Design. She has been on the faculty of Providence College since 2009.
Reception, 6pm to 9pm, Saturday, March 18, Grin Gallery, 60 Valley Street, Unit 3, (directions)