Ray Mack
Fundament
October 31 - December 2, 2017

Ray Mack

In her oil paintings, Ray Mack uses formally conventional, erudite practices and themes present in the larger western canon to challenge the male-dominated canon they typically represent. Combining low-brow humor and unrelenting darkness with traditionally high-brow oil painting technique, compositional eye, and art historical references, Mack’s work invites the viewer to take a second look at culturally “neutral” images of race and gender discrimination. The works included in Fundament pull back the curtain of familiar scenes to direct our attention to the ugly internalized gender hierarchies hidden out of cultural view. Mack’s thoughtfully subversive work offers up a timely opportunity to reexamine “normal.”