Lynsey MacKenzie presents a body of new paintings for Chronochromia at The Briggait which explores ideas of time, repetition and memory through shifting planes of colour, gesture, and scale. Engaging with the materiality and physicality of paintings as objects, Lynsey MacKenzie works intuitively, driven by colour and composition. Feelings of spaces in flux permeate the work, at once moving and static. The labour time contained within the paintings unfolds upon viewing, encouraging pause, and a slowing down of our increasingly hyperactive contemporary gaze. Lynsey was awarded the 2021 Wasps Award, with this show being part of the prize.
Wasps commissioned writer Sara O’Brien to create a piece of art writing inspired by Chronochromia. It’s called a shade is a shade, and you can pick up a copy in the gallery while show is open or you can read it online here.
Lynsey MacKenzie lives and works in Glasgow and graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2019 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking. Recent exhibitions include Platform: 2022, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh (2022), UNMUTE, Society of Scottish Artists, Dunoon (2022), Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Online (2022); REVERB, Visual Arts Scotland, Online (2022); Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2021); RE:CONNECT, Society of Scottish Artists, Online (2021); Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Online (2021); Interactions of Colour, Royal Glasgow Institute, Online (2021); New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2020); and HERE AND NOW, SaltSpace Gallery, Glasgow (2020). Recent awards include the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Award, the RSA Latimer Award, and the RSA Wasps Award.