Traversing representation and abstraction, Lindsay McCulloch’s paintings express the disorienting nature of personal and technological change, in which the familiar quickly becomes strange. Fragments of vaguely recognizable figures and scenes emerge and disappear amid layers of geometric bands and interference patterns. Like static or pixelated images on a screen, the effect visualizes both the contemporary condition and McCulloch’s personal experience with illness and motherhood. Forms and colors flicker and morph, suggesting the movement of time and the ways in which it warps and degrades memory.
Lindsay McCulloch holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from the University of Virginia, and received her Master of Fine Arts in painting from Boston University. Her work includes paintings, prints, installations, drawings, and artist books. McCulloch has exhibited her work internationally, including shows at Casa del Lector in Madrid, Spain; John Rylands Library in Manchester, UK; and American University in Cairo, Egypt. She has also exhibited her work across the United States in museums and galleries including the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art at the University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA; the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA; Bowery Gallery in New York City, NY; Fraser Gallery in Bethesda, MD; and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX; among others. McCulloch holds various awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship for Painting, and the Art New England Award at the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial. Her work is featured in public and private collections in the United States and abroad, including the Iraq National Library in Baghdad, Iraq and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX.