16″ x 12″
Oil on canvas
Courtesy the Artist
Megan McCabe is drawn to the stillness of photographs, and it is within these static images that she extracts underlying themes of relationships, co-existence, and isolation, and transfers them onto canvas. She uses personal and found family vacation photographs as a springboard into the exploration and understanding of the notions surrounding family, nostalgia, and vulnerability. McCabe’s paintings guide us through a constant shift in interpretation, as we discover and unfold the subtleties in the rendering of her subjects and their environments.
McCabe received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2007, and she was a finalist in the 2014 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. She has exhibited in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, where she was included in a group show at the Museum of Fine Art.