'Scuffle and Scrape' opens this Saturday at Rosalux Gallery
|Copasetic; Shawn McNulty|
Despite the distressed look of McNulty's many-layered pieces, they are nonetheless bright and vibrant. He reveals the multiple layers of paint and collage by slicing into them, creating pieces that convey a spontaneous process.
Further demonstrating his process are the names he gives his pieces, such as the sky-blue piece barely revealing a base of nondescript orange, red, and white shapes titled Copacetic. Despite his in-the-moment nature, McNulty's work is built upon a solid base, he states on his blog that his work "is dependent on design fundamentals: form, color, and composition."
The opening reception for "Scuffle and Scrape" is this Saturday, March 12 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Rosalux Gallery, located at 1224 Northeast Second Street in Minneapolis. This exhibit will be on display through March 27, 2011.
|Redtail; Shawn McNulty|