Leave a Trace

60" x 5"
Signature on the Back


oil/alkyd, graphite & oil stick on birch panel

Retail Price: $2700

Minimum Bid: $950


Saundra McPherson

The Trace paintings are a glance at a life, or an urban wall, in any given moment, a snapshot of that narrative captured in time. The marks have a rhythm, a pattern, where they join to form pattern or fly off the canvas. They are smears, scars, streaks dragged, scraped, sometimes arcing across a surface – marks coloring an urban canvas. These gestures are largely allowed to happen, to gather in groups or stand alone, to be sanded back or glazed over. As are the marks left inadvertently in the urban landscape. What’s left is trace: a narrative of marks, lives, left behind.