Zoe McGuire, Thatcher, 2023; Limited Edition Print
Zoe McGuire (b. 1996, Albany, NY) is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her practice is intuitive, beginning with frenetic and gestural lines that blossom into soft landscapes rendered in rich tonal compositions. McGuire is currently completing her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art and received her BA from Skidmore College. Recent exhibitions include solo and group shows at Another Gallery (New York, NY); Taymour Grahne Projects (London); Gaa Gallery (New York, NY and Cologne, Germany); and Pippy Houldswourth Gallery (London, UK), among others.
Mystical and natural visual motifs take on an almost musical form in her first collaboration with ART FOR CHANGE, Thatcher. Based on a waterfall she used to frequent near her hometown, the moody scene presents an almost fertile unity of the earth and the atmosphere.
The artist’s personal history is sliced open with layers of color and light arching over the titular waterfall—evoking desire and nostalgia through a sense of place equally specific and universal. A tonal palette of jeweled hues and rapturous highlights, Thatcher explodes with life and light with a soothing symmetry that streams down the page. The artist has hand-embellished all prints in the edition with additional details in soft pastels, making each a unique work.
"I’m made hopeful by new efforts in Spiritual Ecology and Biomimicry. If we consider organisms as mentors rather than resources, I believe we will see regeneration through applications of more natural and cyclical solutions. Art has the power to convey the essence of these ideas and the art world has the power to put these ideas on display. And so, I’m very happy to participate in ART FOR CHANGE’s initiative with my print Thatcher, alongside artists who are also considering these themes and interested in combating climate change."
In support of global reforestation, ten trees will be planted for each print sale of works in this series commissioned on the occasion of EXPO CHICAGO 2023. The artist will also receive 50% of net proceeds from each sale.
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