McKay Otto

McKay Otto’s Pivot series are a sculptural departure from his exquisitely executed    dreamlike paintings composed of intricately structured horizontal and vertical fields. Otto’s Pivots play with space and perspective and actively engage the specificity of location. Here, as in his paintings, he obscures form and color by veiling it. By wrapping the gibbous shapes forming the structural spine of his totem-like forms, Otto fuses the stalactite with the stalagmite. The logic of the material world disappears into abstraction. His meticulous and methodical layering and veiling show us how to intuit but never grasp the object as form.