Linda Margaret Kilgore and Matt McGee Star at Sanctuary

The exhibition highlights the use of nontraditional art materials in painting and sculpture

Sanctuary’s Artist in Residence Program features artists Linda Margaret Kilgore and Matt McGee this March. This exhibition highlights the use of nontraditional and traditional art materials in painting and sculpture. Both artists have lived and exhibited internationally, and their work is related through friendship, travel, arts interests and their use of unexpected materials.

Linda Margaret Kilgore works in a variety of media, including steel sculpture, painting, assemblage and installation. She combines often nontraditional and emotionally charged materials in her work. Her strong interest in unexpected materials has led her sculptural inquiries. Having lived and worked abroad for many years, Linda is multilingual and sees the use of various materials as language. She is the recipient of numerous arts’ awards, including a Rockefeller Grant, and has received several prestigious art sponsorships by collectors’ groups. Kilgore’s work has been exhibited in museums, universities, galleries, art centers and hospitals in the United States and in Europe.

Accumulation Small Work from the Night Series 12.5″ x 6″ x 10.5” by Linda Margaret Kilgore

Matt Magee has experimented widely with abstract and conceptual art practices. Working variously in painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage, Magee’s art not only responds to earlier abstractionists but also references contemporary scientific, ecological and technological advancements. The artist is attuned to language and has dedicated entire works to a single phrase or word in exploration of meaning through a symbolic almost hieroglyphic visual format. Magee’s 2007 tapestry-like assemblage of cut plastic bottles Green Standardis exemplary of the artist’s multidisciplinary approach, as it constitutes a melding of high formalism and social responsibility.

Matt Magee working

An opening reception will be held at Sanctuary’s Paradise Views Terrace on March 6 followed by an after party at Studio Afuera, 6234 N. Cattletrack Road, Scottsdale. Hotel guests and locals can attend also workshops with the artists on March 9 and 16.

Linda Margaret Kilgore and Matt McGee

Sanctuary Resort and Spa, 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley

Reception – Wed., March 6, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Paradise Views Patio

Workshops – Sat., March 9 and 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Praying Monk

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