Richard MacDonald: red is a solo exhibition presenting a profoundly exciting new direction in the artist’s career. Richard MacDonald: Red features 42 bronze sculptures, from quarter life to heroic, together with original drawings from throughout the artist’s career, all united within this common color structure.
Richard MacDonald: red chronicles the appearance of red from MacDonald’s early drawings, including Study of a Young Dancer 1998 , to the 2015 red veiling of the iconic work Blind Faith Heroic. Yin & Yang and Aurora, both created in 2014, initiated the technique that was later to evolve into a deep exploration of the role that color plays in figurative sculpture.
The point of departure for the exhibition is a written composition by MacDonald himself, revealing the artist’s approach and including essential points of intersection at emotional, visceral and inspirational levels. This intimate writing highlights MacDonald’s polymath approach to his art, from the visual aesthetic to the esoteric and the philosophical.