Sally McKay is exhibiting at the No Format Gallery in Woolwich, London. Her exhibition is entitled ‘Multisensory Experience and Artistic Images of the Moving Human Figure’ and is a study of moving human figures as lines, colours and shadows.
The exhibition is in conjunction with the writer Stephen Baycroft, who has written about Sally’s work as part of a larger curated project ‘On Sublimity and Synaesthesia’.
McKay’s envisaging of her multisensory perceptions of moving human figures as lines, colours and shadows in her artworks relies both on visual memory-images abstracted from her visual sensations, and on body memory-images abstracted from muscular sensations of her body movements. McKay uses such body memory-images to coordinate her multisensory perceptual making of artworks during collaborative events where moving human figures may experience a loss both of personal subjectivity, and of the distinction of their bodies from the ‘living’ atmospheres of light and sound in which they are immersed. – Stephen Baycroft