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February Issue 2003
Montreat College in Montreat, NC, Features Exhibition by John Mac Kah
Montreat College in Montreat, NC, will feature
an exhibition of works by John Mac Kah in the Edith Gilchrist
Hamilton Gallery, located inside the L. Nelson Bell Library. The
exhibit will be on view from Feb. 1 - 27, 2003.
At age eight, Mac Kah developed a serious interest in drawing, particularly wildlife and in high school studied privately with the professional muralist, S. Rosvear Burton. While attending the Ringling School of Art, he pursued private study with sculptor Leslie T. Posey. Since school, Mac Kah has taught in many diverse settings and has always maintained his own studio. In 1994, he moved to western North Carolina. He and his wife live in Swannanoa, NC.
Mac Kah writes of his work, "Landscape painting on location and wildlife subjects are primary interests, though I have an interest in trompe l'oeil, sculpture, still life and even rendering prehistoric flora and fauna. Working mostly in oils, I occasionally explore gouache, watercolor, and acrylics. My painting can be described as 20th century naturalism." He adds, "For me, painting is ultimately about the natural world. In painting the natural world, I am interested in arresting a moment's perception, and I have tried to build a vocabulary to explain the intricacies of what I perceive. I cannot reproduce it, but hopefully, I can simplify it into forms that can be read by the viewer."
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