Artist Eunice McKay ingeniously uses a collage of images to represent her own personal “wish list” for human rights. She places her human rights elements into the shopping cart of a homeless person, a common scene in every city today.
In the short video (above), she explains some of the human rights themes represented in the painting, from elder abuse to the right to clean water, but we invite the viewer to discover even more when they study the painting in person at Art Expo this fall.
This painting will be displayed as part of the Human Rights Showcase Gallery at this year’s Manitoba Art Expo. The themed showcase is in honour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, opening in September.
Art Expo will feature up to 50 of Manitoba’s finest artists, under one roof for three days – October 24th to 26th at Assiniboia Downs. For more information visit http://www.manitobaartexpo.ca/
Watch CNC and Manitoba Art Expo websites for updates on this continuing series of articles highlighting artists in this year’s Human Rights Showcase Gallery.
BIO: Raised and educated in Alberta, Eunice McKay resides in Winnipeg, enjoying her family and grandchildren. She is a multi-medium artist, working primarily in oil or acrylic – her work will often express her passion for the beauty of nature, the innocence of children, and urban structures in a changing society. She is often commissioned for personal projects and her work has been displayed widely within Manitoba, BC and Alberta. Her work is currently in private collections across Canada and the United States.
Click here to see all of the articles in this series by Faye Hall.