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McKinney Avenue Contemporary Announces Installation of Carmen Menza Work

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is pleased to announce the installment of a site-specific new media installation, Insomniac by Dallas artist Carmen Menza. The installation will illuminate the exterior main entrance to The MAC building directly off McKinney Avenue. Insomniac is a 58 inch circular digital canvas which will have movement through LED lighting and custom software programming designed by Menza. Offering a dynamic public artwork for the Uptown area, Insomniac will emit moving abstract fields of color to engage and captivate gallery guests and passersby.

The installation will be unveiled at the annual Blue Yule holiday fundraiser on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 5:00pm.

Carmen Menza is a contemporary artist whose practice spans a broad range of media including painting, video, neon and music performance. She most recently curated an exhibit at the 2013 Aurora Light Festival in the Dallas Arts District. Menza remains very active in the local Dallas art community through various exhibitions and charity benefits including AC/OC at Cohn Drennan Gallery, the ModArtists Show at Ilume Gallerie, Art for Advocacy benefitting the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, AIDS Interfaith Network and Black Tie Dinner.

This project is made possible by the generous help and support of Claude Albritton, Carmen Menza,
Gary DeLarios – Lost Arts, George Palmer and Michael Dawson – Hossley Lighting, Brad Litteken and David Neale – BUYLeds and Alexandra Phillips.

About the McKinney Avenue Contemporary

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’s role 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.

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