Serveral works by John McHale are on view in Interior Dialogues: Works from the Collection, which explores themes that relate to the body, domestic space, and the collage technique. Executed on a small scale that encourages close looking, each artwork reveals a private world unique to the artist. Figures are rendered with informal familiarity, becoming vehicles for visual exploration. Representations of domestic space, whether real or imagined, are encoded with personal identities and a sense of belonging. The collages juxtapose nostalgic images from popular culture, evoking the introspective feel of a childhood scrapbook.
Art in Context
Presented by faculty, staff, student guides, and visiting scholars, these gallery talks focus on a particular work of art in the museum’s collections or special exhibitions through an in-depth look at its style, subject matter, technique, or time period.