"Shawn McNulty’s paintings explore the relationship between man-made structures and the natural world; the idea of recognizable shapes and structures living within irrational thoughts and emotions. The artist applies many layers of acrylic and pumice to the canvas using unorthodox methods such as a shoe palette knife (with his foot), plexiglass, brooms, and almost anything that is not a brush. McNulty, now a mid-career artist, has moved away from his signature style geometric abstractions into an arena of organic forms and complex compositions. The heavily textured work in STRIATIONS brings to mind ancient structures or rock formations that have been eroded over hundreds of years, or completely obliterated. The artist avoids the common zone out of many abstract painters for a refreshing battered mediation that doesn’t let you relax completely."

STRIATIONS/Shawn McNulty at Rosalux Gallery
Opening Reception: April 7th 7-10pm | Exhibition: April 7th-29th, 2018
1400 Van Buren St NE, Ste 195, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

Opening reception photos by Andrew Probelski