May 21 - July 2, 2011
McNeil’s paintings evolve through a process of pouring several thin layers of paint; geometric shapes are introduced in response to happy accidents such as bleeding, drips, and soiling that result from this method. Both her paintings and 3- dimensional gestures will be included in this exhibition. When asked about this new body of work, McNeil responded: "In the exhibit you will see paintings motivated by simple bold shapes. In sharp contrast, there will be sculptural forms made of paper that appear somewhat vulnerable. In working this past year, I have come to appreciate that the more definitive I am in the process the more possibilities will exist in the end product."
This will be Marcelyn’s first exhibition in Dallas and at Conduit Gallery. She earned an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois, Chicago and a B.F.A. from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Her paintings were represented in the 2011 Texas Biennial, an independent survey of contemporary Texas art curated by Virginia Rutledge.
She lives and works in Houston, Texas.