Lawrence McDonald

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"The Abstraction of The Every Day is a series of photographs, the subject of which is the discarded, broken, battered and bent. Layer upon layer of stories are told through graffiti, markings, and scratches upon every surface imaginable, each affecting the next, like layers of oil paint upon an artist's canvas.

The work is raw and is captured on film just as I found it, I do not physically interrupt the flow of the subject, nor do I manipulate the imagery through anything but the most basic of Photoshop.

Nature plays a part in the expression of each piece - gravity, time, oxidization, heat, light, water and pollution - all affect the work. The walls chip and crack, the metals rust, the wet paint drips, the colours bend and bleed through each other.

The images are sometimes poetic, fluid, passionate, careful, thoughtful and with purpose, like the delicate brush stroke of a calligrapher. In other photos, the imagery is fast, aggressive, angry, direct from the subconscious mind, the hand being guided by an emotion or a feeling from somewhere deep within.

Like music, there is a complex rhythm and mathematical structure that is common to all the works in this exhibition, and there is a message expressed in the layer upon layers, of the unspoken."

Artist Work
Blue Skies From Now On #9
10.5 in x 7 in
c-print

$440

Artist Work
QR Code, Blue Skies From Now On #9
9.5 in x 7.75 in
print media

Artist Work
Blue Skies From Now On #3
7 in x 10.5 in
c-print

$440

Artist Work
QR Code - Blue Skies From Now On #3
9.5 in x 7.75 in
print media

Artist Work
Blue Skies From Now On #5
7 in x 10.5 in
c-print

$400

Artist Work
QR Code - Blue Skies From Now On #5
9.5 in x 7.75 in
print media

Artist Work
Blue Skies From Now On #10
10.5 in x 7 in
c-print

$400

Artist Work
QR Code - Blue Skies From Now On #10
9.5 in x 7.75 in
print media

Artist Work
Melting (edition of 6)
8 in x 10 in
c-print

$400 CDN

Artist Work
QR Code - Melting
9.5 in x 7.75 in
print media

Artist Work
Capote 5 (edition of 6)
10 in x 8 in
c-print

$400 CDN

Artist Work
QR Code - Capote 5
9.5 in x 7.75 in
print media