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"McDonald Bane: 2 Parts Art, 1 Part Science" presented at The Weatherspoon Art Museum
McDonald Bane, "Untitled", 1976. Gift from the Estate of Naomi W. Ivy, 1989.

GREENSBORO, NC.- The Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro presents the exhibition, McDonald Bane: 2 Parts Art, 1 Part Science from June 20 to October 4, 2015.

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

McDonald “Mackey” Bane received her MFA at Woman’s College (now UNCG) in 1959, where she studied with Gregory Ivy, John Opper, and Robert Partin. Ivy, founder of the Department of Art and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, was her most influential instructor, as well as friend and lifetime mentor.

In a recent interview with Frank Stasio on WUNC’s “The State of Things,” Bane said that her first art class in college was a disaster and she quickly changed her major to science. But Gregory Ivy’s classes brought her back to art. Abstract Expressionism was the reigning artistic style in America in the late 1940s and 1950s, when Bane was developing as an artist. Both that movement and her background in science informed her interest in using geometric forms to create three-dimensional and optical effects.

McDonald Bane’s 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.

The exhibition is co-organized organized by WAM director, Nancy Doll, and former curator of exhibitions, Xandra Eden.

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