Siobhan K. McBride
I have come to think of my paintings as views of a place where magic reveals itself differently than it does in this world. The scenes are tense with anticipation, or blushing in the aftermath of an unseen event. Paintings combine disparate yet familiar fragments into spaces that are still, anxious, and temperamental. They are descriptions of awkward experiences, passages from books and film fragments, things caught in the corner of my eye, and an attempt to conjure slippery memories. They are, simultaneously, diagrams for understanding events from the past, and puzzles to decode experiences not yet had. I hope the work is strange and suspenseful, arousing the excitement of exploring a new place or the thrill of knowing you are drifting back into a frightening dream.