A Convergence of Spires, Beauty and Passion
Dawson Cole Fine Art is proud to present the premiere of Richard MacDonald’s new solo exhibition, A Convergence of Spires, Beauty and Passion.
The solo exhibition opens with an artist reception with Richard MacDonald on Saturday, October 5th from 7-9 PM. The gallery will showcase more than 25 spires from Richard’s 30+ year career, as well as his newest creations, which will be unveiled by the artist for the first time during the opening reception. Richard MacDonald will also be in attendance on Sunday, October 6th from 12-3 PM for a casual meet and greet.
The idea of the spire emerges again and again in Richard MacDonald’s work. It serves as a visual depiction of our connection to the earth from the beginnings of time and represents the evolution of humankind. The textures and colors are reminiscent of the strata formations of the earth, which are then architecturally integrated with the primordial, sensuous curves of man and woman. The attraction between these forms is the dance of the human continuum.
Artists are a sensitive conduit for the long ingrained cultural messages of the past. Richard MacDonald taps into the wellsprings of his ancestry to bring a mythical and powerful meaning to contemporary figurative sculpture with his collection of spires.