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The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Announces Camilla Cowan: Mola at Mercantile Coffee House

Mola: I by Camilla Cowan, 2010

Mola: I by Camilla Cowan, 2010

Camilla Cowan: Mola
Mercantile Coffee House
April 30 through May 28, 2011

Opening reception with the artist is on April 30, 2011, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

As part of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s community outreach program, the MAC has teamed up with Mercantile Coffee House to extend its contemporary artistic vision and educational support to downtown Dallas. This partnership will promote and support emerging talent with monthly exhibitions throughout the year. Donations from Mercantile Coffee House will benefit artistic programming at the MAC.

The upcoming exhibition at Mercantile Coffee House is Camilla Cowan: Mola. Camilla Cowan is a painter and printmaker living and working in Dallas, Texas. These series of paintings are an exploration of her interest and contemplation of pattern, particularly in the molas she admires and collects. For the past decade, she has slowly built and accumulated patterns, combining them with stark color contrasts. Cowan explores the subtle spatial relations in plaids and geometric designs as well as the color interactions between light and dark. She alternates between painting and printing, enjoying each process and the contrasts between them which engage her work. Beginning in 2001, Cowan has studied painting and printmaking at SMU in Dallas, TX. The opening reception with the artist will be on April 30, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through May 28, 2011.

Through the MAC’s innovative efforts and artistic advisement, visitors to The Mercantile Coffee House will have the opportunity to view and interact with contemporary art in a non-traditional setting. This initiative is congruent with the MAC mission of supporting experimentation and promoting a visual dialogue between the artist and the viewer. Mercantile Coffee House will host exhibitions of a variety of emerging artists and media, enhancing the setting and experience for visitors.

Visit the MAC to receive coupons for Mercantile Coffee House.

When and Where

Monthly at The Mercantile Coffee House
1800 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201

About the MAC

Established in 1994, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist roll in society providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. The MAC is a member of Dallas Art Dealers Association and The Uptown Association.

Call 214-953-1212 for information or visit www.the-mac.org. The MAC is open
Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Mola: I by Camilla Cowan, 2010

Mola: I by Camilla Cowan, 2010

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