The Fields, 2017
Pigment print on Hahnemuhle photo pearl paper
20 × 20 inches
Edition of 20
The collapsing of two very different realities makes this work resonate. The Hubble Space Telescope discovery of thousands of formerly unknown galaxies and the most quotidian of man made inventions, snack foods, coexist in The Fields, 2017. The shapes and forms found in the snack foods and their arrangement suggest hieroglyphs and astrological signs. Michael Jones McKean demonstrates in this work his interest in the complexity of the physical and mental space we inhabit. McKean blurs the lines between who we are and our own perceptions of reality.
– Omar Lopez-Chahoud
The edition relates to an 80 x 80 inch work of McKean’s from 2014, The Deep Field, exhibited at Parc Saint Leger Centre d’art Contemporain, Nevers, France.