Posted on August 28, 2012
Artist Sally McKay, who specialises in painting, drawing and sculpting dancers, will hold an exhibition at no format gallery in London from September 13 to 23. On the opening night, there will be a performance by the Yorke Dance Project.
McKay has worked closely with several dance companies, including Hofesh Shechter Company, Russell Maliphant Dance Company and the Yorke Dance Project. In recent years, she has focused on the challenge of capturing dancers’ movement, in dance styles from hip hop and contemporary dance to ballet.
McKay is currently making a full-sized sculpture of Yolande Yorke-Edgell, director of the Yorke Dance Project, in the recent dance Words Worth. The sculpture will go on tour with the company.
The exhibition will be held at no format gallery, 2nd Floor Studios, Harrington Way (off Warspite Road), Woolwich, London SE18 5NR. It will be open on September 14, 15, 16, 22 and 23 from 11am to 6pm, and from September 17 to 21 by appointment (call 07803 609977). See the gallery’s website for more information. For more of McKay’s work, see www.sallymckay.co.uk.
Picture: Sally McKay’s Hip Hop Dancers, inspired by Russell Maliphant’s The Rodin Project.