Common Balance: Still Life Paintings by Mike McDonnell
In the early 1980’s, Michigan-based artist Mike McDonnell became enamored with still life arrangements of common household objects. He began by drawing each object individually, then patiently applied multiple glazes of watercolor paint to achieve rich color and the illusion of realism. This selection of work, from 1982-2009, illustrates how McDonnell strived to idealize common objects in balanced and unique groupings.
Mike McDonnell, Paper Lace, 1986, watercolor on paper, Gift of the Karen McDonnell Estate, 2015.77.37
Location and Hours
Kirkhoff Center Gallery
Russel H. Kirkhof Center
1. North Campus Dr.
Allendale, MI 49401
July 13 - October 26, 2018
Gallery hours are reflective of L.V. Eberhard Center, including changes made due to semester, holiday, or campus-wide event.