Affection by Stacey McCall is now open at Michael Reid Murrurundi.
With an affinity for the handmade, McCall’s earthy and exquisitely rendered vignettes capture the soft, timeworn character, serendipitous imperfections and muted, mottled tones of domestic objects in ways that suggest traces of the lives lived around them.
“My painting acknowledges the vernacular, the domestic space that holds family,” says McCall of her intimate windows onto loosely clustered earthenware and vessels enclosing flowers and fruit. “The table that has been wiped a million times, the cups held, the tea towels washed and folded and washed and folded. Lemons in the lemon bowl. That little blue vase, just perfect for a camellia.”