Cross MacKenzie Gallery Presents Greg Minah and Nicole Gunning New Material

By Editorial Team on October 8, 2018

Fri, 12 October 2018 - Wed, 14 November 2018

Greg Minah, plastic invention, acrylic on canvas, 2018, 40 by 60 inches. Photo credit: Greg Minah
Opening Reception: Friday, October 12 from 6pm to 8pm

Cross MacKenzie Gallery is pleased to present New Material, a two-person show featuring work by Greg Minah and Nicole Gunning. The exhibition runs from October 12 through November 14. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, October 12, from 6 to 8pm.

Greg Minah, a painter living and working in Baltimore, Maryland, describes himself as a participant in his process-based abstract paintings, citing water as his “co-author.” His unconventional approach involves pouring acrylic paint and, instead of using brushes, manipulating the ground to control the flow of material. Often layers are partially removed using pressurized water to reveal the complicated structure beneath. This is Minah’s first show with Cross MacKenzie Gallery.

Nicole Gunning is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Washington DC. Viewers will remember her extraordinary life-sized self-portraits in terra cotta after her Corcoran degree show 2015. In her new work, like Minah, she interacts with the medium of painting in a unique manner without traditional brushes or palette knives. While Minah uses water as his added element, she uses bentonite: an absorbent clay created by the decomposition of volcanic ash.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm tp 5pm
  • and by appointment

Cross MacKenzie Gallery is located at 1675 Wisconsin Ave.