Alissa McKendrick, Untitled, 2022; Hand-Embellished, Signed, and Numbered Limited Edition Print
Alissa McKendrick’s enigmatic, semi-narrative scenes depict female figures against fields awash with emotive color and wispy details. Her subjects hover between the whimsical and the macabre, with a lightness of form and color that merge dreams with nightmares. Her painterly touch and buoyant playfulness bely her vaguely ominous subject matter. The artist attended Rhode Island School of Design and has had solo exhibitions at Collaborations, Copenhagen, Denmark; Team Gallery, New York, NY; Real Fine Arts; Brooklyn, NY; and de boer, Los Angeles, CA.
Untitled is one of several skateboarding- themed works the artist has composed over the past year. Transcending textural expectations of the medium, the work is animated by a tension between drawing and painting, with lithe, sketchy lines contouring lively washes of ocean blues, pinks and greens. Cool splashes of blue and white in the foreground echo the zoetic waves rocking under the sailboat in the background—a quiet, yet jovial play with scale and color. The splashing hand is captured through negative space, light detailing adds a sprightly specificity to the atmospheric, sweeping layers of color. The artist has hand-embellished the edition with gouache details and images in the landscape and figure, making each print a unique work.
“I grew up swimming and diving, and appreciate the calmness and joy that being in the water can bring,” says McKendrick on the collaboration. “I am so happy that sales proceeds will go to Rising Tide Effect so that more New Yorkers can safely take advantage of living on the coast and enjoying the ocean.”
ART FOR CHANGE will donate a portion of proceeds from each print sold to Rising Tide Effect in support of the organization’s swimming programs. As in all series, artists will receive 50% of the net proceeds of print sales.
*International customers are responsible for applicable duties and taxes including new VAT fees.
*Unframed prints ship within 1-3 weeks.
*Framed prints ship within 3-6 weeks.