Chasing Shadows | The Art of Sally McKay | 14 May – 20 Jun 09
The Art of Sally Mckay
14 May to 20 June 2009
“The shift of weight, the so familiar and particular outline of a Graham dancer, the intensity of the movement, it is all there…” Virginie Mécène, Director Martha Graham School Of Contemporary Dance, New York From woven wire figures casting delicate shadows to turbulent figures rendered in charcoal pencil and pastel, Sally McKay captures the rhythm, the energy and the split second movement of dance. Taut black and white images distill the essence of the moving body - the way a dancer intervenes in space, the moments of contact, the trace of energy, the shadows of people now vanished from sight.