Gallery: Kathleen McShane

Kathleen McShane’s spacious mixed media collages feature bookshelves as pictorial building blocks bridging blank space. These shelves are heights to crimp, scramble, backstep or belay. They float, reach, span, connect, convey, and they erupt suddenly in vivid infectious flames — poof!


Kathleen McShane

Mover, 2014 color pencil, ink, collage on cut paper, 12 x 16″

Rock Flaneur, 2011

This drawing series includes collaged images of bookshelves in either implied, hovering landscapes or within generative structures. Full bookshelves are a reference to knowledge, time, space, and order. They are also formal color bars and systems.


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All images courtesy of the artist.