View Up the Clarion
Oil on Mule Deer Hide mounted to Panel
24" X 36" X 1 1/2"
Chris McGinnis’ artwork is rooted in site-based research exploring notions of human progress and identity through place. His most recent body of artwork, Arroyo, specifically investigates his relationship with Arroyo, a lumber town in western Pennsylvania with an extensive hide tanning industry. Arroyo remains a place intimately connected to the natural world that surrounds it. At once a natural and industrial resource, a place for recreation and escape, and a quite beautiful sanctuary cursed by the allure of American landscape nationalism. It is a place and an idea that has come to mean different things to many different people.