Inside and Out presents the works of fifteen MFA painting candidates from Indiana University Bloomington. These artists reference a plurality of sources in their work, building upon tradition and figuration with a focus on individualized expression. The works navigate the liminal space between observation and abstraction and articulate the tensions that result when referencing worlds both inside and outside of the self.
McConaughy makes open-ended visual fictions. Her recent body of work combines representation and painterly abstraction. Pulling imagery from a wide variety of sources such as literature, poetry, dreams, family photos, art historical references and her imagination, she constructs meaning through intuitive combinations and formal painting concerns.