Torsion RedMcGarren Flack
Oil painting on Composite board
Ready to frame
Signed on front
16 " h x 16 " w x .25 " d |1 lbs. 12 oz.
A nude appears from behind in an ethereal red space. She may either be entering or leaving the colorful void. Her left arm reaches for the right, right fist clenched, and her hair blows to the side as if in a breeze. A dream-like portrait, filled with mystery. Painted on an Alumalite panel, which is an archival double-sided aluminum panel for painting.
St. George, Utah
Utah-based artist McGarren Flack captures everyday moments of human vulnerability through painterly realism. His career as a paramedic brings him face-to-face with people at their most helpless moments, which inspired him to contemplate the nature of being vulnerable. Whether sitting alone in a cafe or unknowingly dropping a possession on the street, the human condition is always subject to powerlessness. “It is important for me to share these scenes because I believe it will help the viewer connect to humanity,” says McGarren. “There is no escaping the feeling of vulnerability; it is blind to skin color, social status, and age.”