SPLENDID ISOLATION: solo exhibition at the Elora Centre for the ARTS in 2022

From June 16th, to July 24th, 2022 I will be having a solo exhibition of my new painting series, "Splendid Isolation", at the Elora Centre of the Arts this summer. 

"Splendid Isolation" is a series of paintings created in my studios in Elmira, ON and Bear River, N.S., from 2020 to 2021, exploring themes of isolation and transience during the surreal time of a global pandemic, unveiling the beauty that arises from creating in solitude.

I'm very pleased to be exhibiting it in Ontario this year, particularly since this series was funded by the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.  Many thanks to the RWAF for funding this project! 

I'm delighted to be showing my work in this beautiful gallery space. The last time I showed my work there ("Solas agus Scath" in 2009) it was a great experience in every way. 

The opening reception for "Splendid Isolation" will likely be on Saturday, June 18th, and if all goes well (COVID being a consideration, of course) there will be live music.

There will be a full colour catalogue printed to document the show.

I hope to see you!

Splendid Isolation

April 24 – July 31st, 2021 ARTSPLACE Gallery, Annapolis Royal, NS

ARTSPLACE Gallery, Annapolis Royal, NS

Splendid Isolation is a series of new oil paintings exploring themes of isolation, uncertainty, and transience during the strange and surreal time of a global pandemic.

The paintings are mostly night scenes, both urban and rural, and inhabited by solitary figures that are dissolving, shifting, and not very tangible. Even the ground is shifting beneath their feet. They inhabit places that McCauley has been in the past. There is a loose narrative being created in the paintings, unresolved and open-ended. The narrative is deliberately unresolved, to convey the feeling of uncertainty and unpredictability, with everything in flux. The paintings are night paintings – a liminal and solitary time.

Supported by the Waterloo Regional Arts Fund, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

396 St. George Street
Annapolis Royal, NS
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Hi friends! 

It's finally spring in Nova Scotia and I'm happy to announce several solo shows coming up very soon. 

I'm delighted to be showing my work at the lovely Artists' House Gallery at Lucky Rabbit & Co.  in Annapolis Royal, N.S. 

Included in this exhibition, entitled "Face to Face", are five prints (monotypes, lithography, screen print & etching) and an installation of 44 mixed media paintings. 

The show runs from April 9 to May 1st. 

The opening is tomorrow (Saturday April 10th) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.....it'd be great to see you! 

Lucky Rabbit hours are: Thurs., Fri, Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

And more good news... I recently found out that I am having a solo show at ARTsPLACE Gallery in Annapolis Royal from April 24 to June 6 (the shows are overlapping). I'm very happy to be showing my work in the beautiful main gallery.  On exhibition will be my current body of work, "Splendid Isolation", a suite of 13 large oil paintings created during lock down in my two studios in 2020 & early 2021 (in Elmira, Ontario and Bear River, N.S.).  

The opening will be on Saturday April 24th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  There will be a catalogue available to accompany the exhibition. I hope to see you there! 

And finally, in the fall I will be showing my work at the wonderful Sissiboo Gallery & Cafe, in both Bear River and Annapolis Royal locations. 

The dates are: 

Sissiboo Coffee Roaster & Gallery, Bear River, N.S., 1890 Clementsvale Road, 902-467-0128  

Sept. 1 to Oct. 15, 2021  

Sissiboo Coffee Roaster & Gallery, 262 St. George St., Annapolis Royal  N.S.,  902-286-3010  

Oct. 16 to Nov. 30, 2021 

Best wishes and happy spring! 


Splendid Isolation    2020 

I am happy to announce that I have been awarded a Region of Waterloo Arts Fund grant, for my project entitled “Splendid Isolation”, a suite of oil paintings created during 2020, in my studios in Elmira, Ontario, and in Bear River, Nova Scotia. 

These paintings have been created in response to the experience of painting during a pandemic, during which there has been an ongoing struggle to make sense of our shifting world. 

These paintings embrace this uncertainty and sense of fragmentation, while also uncovering a beauty arising from creating in solitude, resulting in transitional realizations and insights, during a time of conflicting global tensions and personal and social constraints. 

The paintings and ideas behind the work will be documented in an upcoming video, to be posted on my website at the end of December 2020. 

There will also be a future exhibition in a physical gallery space (time and location to be determined), when it is safe to do so. 

Many thanks to the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund for their encouragement and financial support!

Face to Face Project 

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been awarded a 15/150 Region of Waterloo Arts Fund grant, for my “Face to Face Project”, in celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, and the Region of Waterloo Art Fund’s 15th anniversary.

You are invited to come view an installation of 44 paintings, specially created for this event, to be exhibited from Jan. 3rd to 31st, 2018, at the Rotunda Gallery  at Kitchener City Hall. The opening reception will be Thursday, January 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Live music with the…

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