When I was six, I was a Horse A pictorial memoir by Peggy McGivern On view September 7- October 17, 2021 in the Fechin Studio
Having worked as a professional artist since the '70s, Taos artist Peggy McGivern can’t remember when she wasn’t painting. She has tried every medium and technique, but there has always been a wavy line of connection between then and now. McGivern began with abstraction when she lived with her two children in Manchester, England, followed by three-dimensional work in the '80s. In the '90s, she moved to a more traditional style for a short time but found it did not challenge her enough. Ultimately, she reached back to her roots, working on abstracting her narrative. In her words, “There always has to be a glimmer of truth in my work.”
McGivern usually works in series, using a color palette reminiscent of the 1940s. Rich-toned colors of burnt orange and rusty red, with subtle brass and lime green, held together with shadows of warm plum and soft charcoal, she depicts the people and places she has encountered in her travels around the world.
This exhibition will be a retrospective of McGivern's 40-year career as a professional artist and held in conjunction with her new pictorial memoir, “When I was six, I was a horse."
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