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  • Heather McGill

    Dwight Hackett Projects

    Heather McGill’s sculptures flaunt an essential flatness. While the forms at first appear to make specific allusions to recognizable objects, from toasters to guitars, they resist completing those thoughts but instead suggest, with a lipstick-slick seductiveness. Enacting a tightly controlled giddiness, McGill employs up to thirty layers of acrylic lacquer (commonly known as “candies”) sprayed onto laser-cut aluminum or stainless steel skeletons, which are covered with fiberglass and layers of epoxy-coated urethane foam, then cold-molded using a vacuum bagging process. The five sculptures and

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