McCormick has long been interested in what she has come to refer to as “little paintings large.” A painting that has the power to capture much more than its scale and results in the impression of a volume beyond its actual dimensions.  Each painting is composed of the treatment of surface that create a tension/harmony that is unexpected. The split horizon of shiny gloss enamel versus the liquid matte India ink and acrylic paint result in a dynamic contrast that the viewer circles around, each defining the other. McCormick is continually asking herself what can the piece question, what can the materials suggest and can you bring a painting to the edge of beauty, close enough but not precisely. “I am deeply interested in the accidental sublime, whether I am making photographs or paintings, I seek the moment your breath is taken away by something witnessed or a gesture made. It is a endlessly satisfying to work with materials and somehow witness a painting come to life. I work to the split second this occurs and hopefully have the wisdom to stop.”     Little Paintings Large 4 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm

McCormick has long been interested in what she has come to refer to as “little paintings large.” A painting that has the power to capture much more than its scale and results in the impression of a volume beyond its actual dimensions.

Each painting is composed of the treatment of surface that create a tension/harmony that is unexpected. The split horizon of shiny gloss enamel versus the liquid matte India ink and acrylic paint result in a dynamic contrast that the viewer circles around, each defining the other. McCormick is continually asking herself what can the piece question, what can the materials suggest and can you bring a painting to the edge of beauty, close enough but not precisely. “I am deeply interested in the accidental sublime, whether I am making photographs or paintings, I seek the moment your breath is taken away by something witnessed or a gesture made. It is a endlessly satisfying to work with materials and somehow witness a painting come to life. I work to the split second this occurs and hopefully have the wisdom to stop.”

Little Paintings Large 4, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

  Little Paintings Large 5 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 5, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

  Little Paintings Large 7 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 7, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

  Little Paintings Large 8 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 8, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

  Little Paintings Large 9 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 9, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

  Little Paintings Large 10 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 10, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

  Little Paintings Large 11 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 11, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

  Little Paintings Large 15 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 15, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

  Little Paintings Large 21 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 21, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

  Little Paintings Large 23 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 23, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

  Little Paintings Large 25 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 25, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

 McCormick has long been interested in what she has come to refer to as “little paintings large.” A painting that has the power to capture much more than its scale and results in the impression of a volume beyond its actual dimensions.  Each painting is composed of the treatment of surface that create a tension/harmony that is unexpected. The split horizon of shiny gloss enamel versus the liquid matte India ink and acrylic paint result in a dynamic contrast that the viewer circles around, each defining the other. McCormick is continually asking herself what can the piece question, what can the materials suggest and can you bring a painting to the edge of beauty, close enough but not precisely. “I am deeply interested in the accidental sublime, whether I am making photographs or paintings, I seek the moment your breath is taken away by something witnessed or a gesture made. It is a endlessly satisfying to work with materials and somehow witness a painting come to life. I work to the split second this occurs and hopefully have the wisdom to stop.”     Little Paintings Large 4 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm
  Little Paintings Large 5 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm
  Little Paintings Large 7 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm
  Little Paintings Large 8 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm
  Little Paintings Large 9 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm
  Little Paintings Large 10 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm
  Little Paintings Large 11 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm
  Little Paintings Large 15 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm
  Little Paintings Large 21 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm
  Little Paintings Large 23 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm
  Little Paintings Large 25 , 2018  Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium  25 x 25 cm

McCormick has long been interested in what she has come to refer to as “little paintings large.” A painting that has the power to capture much more than its scale and results in the impression of a volume beyond its actual dimensions.

Each painting is composed of the treatment of surface that create a tension/harmony that is unexpected. The split horizon of shiny gloss enamel versus the liquid matte India ink and acrylic paint result in a dynamic contrast that the viewer circles around, each defining the other. McCormick is continually asking herself what can the piece question, what can the materials suggest and can you bring a painting to the edge of beauty, close enough but not precisely. “I am deeply interested in the accidental sublime, whether I am making photographs or paintings, I seek the moment your breath is taken away by something witnessed or a gesture made. It is a endlessly satisfying to work with materials and somehow witness a painting come to life. I work to the split second this occurs and hopefully have the wisdom to stop.”

Little Paintings Large 4, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 5, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 7, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 8, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 9, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 10, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 11, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 15, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 21, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 23, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

Little Paintings Large 25, 2018

Acrylic and Enamel on Aluminium

25 x 25 cm

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