“Forbidden Fruit” by Manda McKay
After winning “Best in Show” at OCAF’s “Southworks” exhibition last year, local medical illustrator turned painter Manda McKay was offered a solo show as part of the prize package. “Delicate Flowers” includes still life oil paintings of natural objects—fruit, flowers, feathers, shells, bones—arranged into simple yet bold, suggestive new forms. Influenced by Banksy and Georgia O’Keeffe, her compositions are equal parts ferocity and fragility, conveying ideas about femininity, sexuality and humanitarian issues through satire and provocative placement. The annual “Georgia Small Works” exhibit includes hundreds of tiny pieces in every medium, both 2-D and 3-D, that are all 14”x14”x14” or smaller. Juried by Beth Sale, the director of art galleries for the University of North Georgia, the show includes works by both established and undiscovered Georgians. Both exhibits will be on display through Friday, Nov. 14.
6–8 p.m. · FREE! · www.ocaf.com