Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Golden Hour, Danielle Mckinney’s first one-person exhibition at the gallery’s New York space. In the new works on view, Mckinney expands and deepens her exploration into female subjecthood. The show’s title, Golden Hour reflects the mood and aesthetic sensibility of her paintings––the soft, resonant light of a particular time of day that often inspires self-reflection and signals the beginning of a period of relaxation. Emotionally as much as physically, Golden Hour marks the transition from the external world of work and play to the internal world of rest and solitude.
Depicted in abstractly domestic settings, the figures in Mckinney’s work offer a radical possibility: a space in which a person is utterly free to be themselves, an existence circumscribed in aesthetic terms of their own devising. Whether sleeping or smoking, sitting or reclining, these figures inhabit a sense of freedom and raw emotion one feels in the safety of their own space. Mckinney’s paintings are strongly influenced by her time spent in Pont-Aven, France and her exposure to the style of Synthetism, with its emphasis on bringing a spiritual dimension into the visual plane. For Mckinney, the spatial possibilities offered by painting are an entry point into accessing universal human experiences and spiritual truths.
Golden Hour is on view October 13 – November 12, 2022 at the gallery’s 507 West 24th Street space.
About Marianne Boesky Gallery
Since its inception in 1996, Marianne Boesky Gallery has represented and supported the work of emerging and established contemporary international artists of all media. In its first decade, the gallery was instrumental in launching the careers of major artists through an innovative exhibition program; and in 2016, the gallery expanded its flagship location to its adjacent space on West 24th Street. The gallery actively represents many significant international artists, including Ghada Amer, Sanford Biggers, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Donald Moffett, and Frank Stella. To learn more, visit marianneboeskygallery.com.