McDonald Bane: 2 Parts Art, 1 Part Science

  • Jun 20, 2015 – Oct 4, 2015
  • The Louise D. and Herbert S. Falk, Sr. Gallery
McDonald Bane, "Zero Cool", 1964, oil on canvas, 40 x 56 in., Collection
of Jayne Ericourt, Greensboro.

Since the 1960s, North Carolina artist Mackey Bane has rigorously explored the visual effects of line, shape and color in her work. Her focus has been on exploring the endless variables produced by forming linear relationships and contrasting curved and angular geometric shapes in her abstract compositions, whether in color and black and white. Bane’s exhibition at the Weatherspoon includes works on paper, prints and paintings dating from 1966 to 2013.

Bane received her MFA at Woman’s College (now UNCG) in 1959. Her work has been shown nationally and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, among others. Bane is represented by Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC.

Related programs:

11th Annual Summer Solstice Party • Fri Jun 19 @ 6:30pm

Noon @ the 'Spoon • Tue Aug 11 @ 12pm

Conversation with Mackey Bane & Lee Hansley, Gallerist • Sun Sep 20 @ 2pm

This exhibition is a partner program included in the 2015 17 DAYS Greensboro Festival sponsored by ArtsGreensboro. 17 DAYS 2015 happens from September 11 through September 27, 2015. Expect the best of the best performances and exhibitions including music, dance, theatre, art and more. For festival updates, visit the official website

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