18″ x 18″
Oil on canvas
Courtesy Wil Kucey Gallery
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 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. McCabe is represented by LE Gallery in Toronto.