April 23, 2014 - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago - Christina Mackie
April 23, 2014

Christina Mackie

Christina Mackie, Palettes, 2013. Ceramic. Collection of Nottingham Castle Museum. Courtesy of the artist.

Christina Mackie
Colour drop

April 27–June 29, 2014

The Renaissance Society
5811 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago IL 60637


Colour drop, a solo exhibition of new work by Christina Mackie on view April 27–June 29, will be the London-based Canadian artist’s first museum exhibition in the United States.

Mackie’s work spans a range of media. Her practice is empirical, reliant on observation but prompted by personal reflection and a curiosity for the natural world. Her exhibition at the Renaissance Society will include large-scale sculptures, glass and ceramic works, a series of indented wooden panels, as well as an arrangement of found and natural objects. Central to the exhibition is color: the production and consumption of color, and the association of color and action. Mackie uses color to visualize intention, as both conceptual tool and ancient human device.

Christina Mackie (born 1956, Canada) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include The Judges III, Nottingham Castle Museum (2013); Painting the Weights, Chisenhale Gallery, London; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2012); Us, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne (2010); The Judges, Supportico Lopez, Berlin (2010); and Art Now Sculpture Court, Tate Britain (2007).

Founded in 1915, the Renaissance Society is a non-collecting museum of contemporary art. It is committed to supporting artists through the commissioning of new work and the production of exhibitions, publications, and interdisciplinary education programs. All programs are admission-free and open to the public.

The Renaissance Society is located on the campus of the University of Chicago, in Cobb Hall, on the fourth floor. It is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm. Visit renaissancesociety.org to learn more about the exhibitions and events.

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