Judgement, 2015

Work On Paper

Pencil on ultra-black light absorbing foil

11.81 x 7.87 in

30.0 x 20.0 cm

Unique Work

This work is signed.

PRICE: $8,045

    About The Work

    Constructed meaning becoming truth is at the heart of Robert McNally's drawings whose subjects range from mass-media and news channels to the zone where the Dark Arts meet pseudo-science. This unique work is from a series of 20 uniform drawings based on the Major Arcana tarot cards. Here, McNally offers a whacked-out interpretation of the widely used Rider-Waite tarot deck, incorporating some of the recurring themes from his own work–denial, ignorance, ridiculousness, satire, parable, allegory, hypocrisy, anachronism, relationship with history, ambivalence, the fine line between faith and understanding, manipulation, and gullibility. The drawings are made in pencil on a super-black material, developed for use in space optics, which absorbs 99.96% light. This material and the artist’s incredible technique employ similar ruses, tricking the eye, confounding the viewer.

    Courtesy of David Risley Gallery

    About Robert McNally

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