michelle mackey



additional projects

2013 Star Service (bonnie and clyde)

In this series, I am exploring what Walter Benjamin called “profane illumination...When you see, in a photograph or in a hat or in a footprint, the hand of the state, the other door, the water and what is down there, you have seen the ghostly matter: the lost beloveds and the force that made them disposable.” (p 205. Gordon, Avery F.) This series is based on a gas station in West Dallas where Clyde Barrow's family used to live (of Bonnie and Clye infamy)

Canary
23"x 32" | latex enamel and shellac on masonite
Delicate
22"x 11" | latex enamel and shellac on masonite
Mise
12"x 14" | latex enamel and shellac on masonite
Soft
18"x 24" | latex enamel and shellac on masonite
Nightvision_thumb
14"x 16" | latex and gouache on duralar
Dscn2647emergence
23"x 32" | latex enamel and shellac on panel
Dscn2643
23"x 32" | latex enamel and shellac on upson board
Dirt
14"x 16" | latex and gouache on duralar
Dscn2611
18"x 24" | latex enamel and shellac on panel
Dscn2642underpinnings
23" x 32" | latex enamel and shellac on panel
Infernal
11"x 22" | latex enamel and shellac on masonite
Dscn2615by
24"x 40" | latex enamel and shellac on upson board
Dscn2597neo
11"x 22" | latex enamel and shellac on masonite
Barrow
14"x 16" | latex and gouache on duralar
Songs
24"x 56" | latex enamel and shellac on upson board
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