Mahaffey - conclave

Conclave

2018

oil on wood panel

18 x 24 inches

Mahaffey - Framework I

Framework I

2018

oil on wood panel

60 x 30 inches

Mahaffey - Framework II

Framework II

2018

oil on wood panel

60 x 30 inches

Mahaffey - Formation

Formation

2017

oil on wood panel

40 x 40 inches

Mahaffey - Aim

Aim

2017

oil on wood panel

36 x 36 inches

Mahaffey - Foundation

Foundation

2018

oil on wood panel

40 x 40 inches

Mahaffey - Array

Array

2017

oil on wood panel

30 x 30 inches

Mahaffey - Gneiss I

Gneiss I

2016

oil on wood panel

30 x 24 inches

Mahaffey - Pluton I

Pluton I

2017

oil on wood panel

12 x 24 inches

Mahaffey - Pluton II

Pluton II

2018

oil on wood panel

12 x 24 inches

Mahaffey - Pluton III

Pluton III

2018

oil on wood panel

12 x 24 inches

Mahaffey - Rock Pile I

Rock Pile I

2018

oil on wood panel

12 x 24 inches

Mahaffey - Rock Pile II

Rock Pile II

2018

oil on wood panel

12 x 24 inches

Mahaffey - Rock Pile III

Rock Pile III

2018

oil on wood panel

12 x 24 inches

Mahaffey - Rock Pile IV

Rock Pile IV

2018

oil on wood panel

12 x 24 inches

Press Release

In Rae Mahaffey’s latest exhibition Formation Mahaffey paints patterns built slowly over time, embracing both the organic and geometric. Seeing her work as a reaction to the fast-paced digital world, the artist avoids a specific narrative, leading the viewer to an experience as opposed to a quick read. Mahaffey ventures into more nature-based forms in this exhibition, inspired by time spent at Joshua Tree National Park in California. Paintings such as Formation give not only a name for the show but a directive: hard-edged shapes hold layers of drips and patterns suggestive of rocks and geology. Other works, exploring a new direction in Mahaffey’s work, feature images that are more explicitly landscape driven. Throughout this work, Mahaffey employs her usual harmonious and adventurous color palette.