Opening Tonight - Ces McCully 'Mary & Me'

Opening Reception tonight (6-8pm)

We are pleased to announce that Ces McCully's new series of works are being showcased this evening (6-8pm) through to the 26th of March 2022 at the gallery.

 

The exhibition 'Mary & Me' showcases a selection of oil paintings inspired by McCully's signature typographic statements. This is Ces McCully's debut London solo exhibition and we can't wait to welcome you to this exceptional showcase! 

 

McCully’s new series of works are inspired by the lockdowns we have all experienced, and how isolation and dependence on social media for contact influenced her and our collective psyche. 

 

Ces McCully

I made mistakes so shoot me (large chalkboard white), 2022
Oil on Canvas, Framed in Wood
100 x 180 cm
39 3/8 x 70 7/8 in
(Price available on request)
 

The series of textural works are both autobiographical reflection and cultural commentary. McCully explores the opposing natures of vulnerability and honesty with the digital feed, filled with memes, inciting headlines and ‘authentic’ moments of strangers. Her own personal experiences of isolation jarring with the perfect glow of social media. Her words point fun at the ridiculousness of the situations we find ourselves in and the thoughts we have; brutally honest and tongue in cheek.

 

 Ces McCully

It made sense at the time (chalkboard teal), 2022
Oil on Canvas, Framed in Wood
75 x 60 cm
29 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
(Price available on request) 
 

The exhibition title ‘MARY & ME’ is a nod to the confessional nature of the works. By putting these statements out there, McCully asks the viewer for forgiveness and understanding. Perhaps seeing ourselves in these works, we feel a little less alone in our thoughts.

 

 

Ces McCully
Altar #4, 2022
Oil on Canvas, Framed in Wood
100 x 80 cm
39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in
(Price available on request) 
 

McCully’s choice of bright colours and textures adds to the fun, whimsical nature of the works. Almost childlike, harking back to primary school days and children’s TV; the block colours add an innocence to the statements, reminding the viewer that as brutally honest as they are, they are not to be taken too seriously.

 

 

 

Having exhibited internationally, and featured in several Rhodes group exhibitions, we are excited to see McCully take over the space with her unique style and humour.

 

If you are interested in attending the exhibition receiving a list of available works, please contact info@rhodescontemporaryart.com or call +44 (0)20 7240 7909

February 24, 2022