David McDonald

David McDonald’s abstract paintings and sculptures fuse the art of the readymade with assemblage, Minimalism, and Postminimalism. Composed of unremarkable materials such as raw and painted wood, bricks, paper, cement, and plaster, McDonald’s sculptures propose an aesthetic rooted in the organic and handmade. Frequent motifs in McDonald’s works include cubes, cylinders, and enamel-coated cement columns resembling tombstones, and their off-kilter compositions suggest a tension between order and chaos. Sometimes titled as self-portraits, McDonald’s abstract forms can be viewed as surrogates for the self.

  • David McDonald Micro Macro David McDonald
    Micro Macro
  • David McDonald Tiny History (installation view) David McDonald
    Tiny History (installation view)
  • David McDonald Tiny History (installation view) David McDonald
    Tiny History (installation view)
  • David McDonald Tiny History (installation view) David McDonald
    Tiny History (installation view)
  • David McDonald The liquid has congealed David McDonald
    The liquid has congealed
  • David McDonald Some kind of heat David McDonald
    Some kind of heat
  • David McDonald Casting Amongst the Sands #20 David McDonald
    Casting Amongst the Sands…
  • David McDonald Casting Amongst the Sands #25 David McDonald
    Casting Amongst the Sands…
  • David McDonald Casting Amongst the Sands #35 David McDonald
    Casting Amongst the Sands…
  • David McDonald Casting Amongst the Sands #5 David McDonald
    Casting Amongst the Sands…
  • David McDonald Casting Amongst the Sands #31 David McDonald
    Casting Amongst the Sands…
  • David McDonald Casting Amongst the Sands #34 David McDonald
    Casting Amongst the Sands…
  • David McDonald Casting Amongst the Sands #40 David McDonald
    Casting Amongst the Sands…
  • David McDonald Casting Amongst the Sands #51 David McDonald
    Casting Amongst the Sands…