“my city, my people, my oath, my shame, my city”

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Artists: Tim McKay

SYNC Gallery opens the new year with a mixed media benefit show, “my city, my people, my oath, my shame, my city” addressing violent shootings as social issues.
A month before the Aurora theater shootings, McKay was working on a mixed-media series about societal expectations for boys, using covers from 1960’s comic books. The back cover of one of his comics was an advertisement by the Aurora Plastics Company, whose collection of models included super heroes. McKay completed a piece in which the Aurora Plastics’ logo was pasted on the head of the character Batman and placed it aside. A week after the shootings, McKay found the artwork, and going through his collection of comics found more back covers with Aurora Plastics advertising, which prompted this series.

Each piece, constructed from a single comic book cover, including period advertising and public service announcements, evokes some aspect of the shootings, asking viewers to consider their own feelings and thoughts in response. The title of the exhibition, lyrics from a song by The Flobots, is a call to both remember and act. The balance of the exhibition includes three collections of non-representational
paintings, varying in structure and energy, and are meant to serve as points of reflection for gallery visitors.

A portion of proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to flobots.org to support programs, including the Denver Housing Authority’s Youth Media Studio, which provide mentoring and training in arts-related skills to at-risk youth.

Featured Image : Out the Reason (Aurora #4), acrylic, marker and single-source collage on mat board. View more images at mckayfineart.com

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