Artist

Colin McRae

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Turquoise Swirl

Turquoise Swirl

Dye Infused Print on Metal

48 x 72'' Edition of 3

Rose Wash

Rose Wash

Dye Infused Print on Metal

48 x 32'' Edition of 5

Green Pond

Green Pond

Archival Digital Print

19 x 25'' Edition of 8

Green Current

Green Current

Archival Digital Print

19 x 25'' Edition of 8

White on Green

White on Green

Archival Digital Print
19 x 25” Edition of 8 

Red Cross

Red Cross

Dye Inflused Print on Metal

48 x 32” Edition of 5

 

 

Rainbow Fields

Rainbow Fields

Dye Inflused Print on Metal

48 x 72” Edition of 3

 


Yellow Salt Pond

Yellow Salt Pond

Archival Digital Print
32 x 48” Edition of 5

 

 

Gold and Gray

Gold and Gray

Archival Digital Print
32 x 48” Edition of 5

 

Gray Wash

Grey Wash

Archival Digital Print

19 x 25'' Edition of 8

Salt Bars

Salt Bars

Archival Digital Print
19 x 25” Edition of 8

Green River

Green River

Dye Infused Print on Metal

48 x 32'' Edition of 5

Old Rail

Old Rail

Dye Inflused Print on Metal

48 x 32” Edition of 5

 

Salt Sart One

Salt Sort One

Archival Digital Print
19 x 25” Edition of 8

Salt Sort Two

Salt Sort Two

Archival Digital Print
19 x 25” Edition of 8

Dark Eye

Dark Eye

Archival Digital Print
19 x 25” Edition of 8

Brown Pond

Brown Pond

Archival Digital Print
19 x 25” Edition of 8

Six towers

Six Towers

Archival Digital Print
19 x 25” Edition of 8 

Red Salt Separator

Red Salt Separator

Archival Digital Print
19 x 25” Edition of 8 

Wire Line

Wire Line

Archival Digital Print

19 x 25'' Edition of 8

Orange Lime 2

Orange Lime 2

Archival Digital Print
19 x 25” Edition of 8

Orange Lime

Orange Lime

Archival Digital Print
19 x 25” Edition of 8

Wire Line Orange

Wire Line Orange

Dye Inflused Print on Metal

 26 x 19” Edition of 8

 

 

Wine Salt

WIne Salt

Archival Digital Print

19 x 25'' Edition of 8

Green to Orange II

Green to Orange II

Archival Digital Print
19 x 25” Edition of 8 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

The images represented here were taken from helicopters flying at altitudes of 500 to 5000 feet over the fringes of the San Francisco Bay and its tributaries. Most depict areas from the southern tip of San Francisco Bay to South San Francisco on the western side and to Alameda on the eastern side. The remaining photographs come from other areas as far north as Suisun Bay.

 

My interest in these tidal areas developed quite by chance while flying on commercial assignments over much of California. Some of my pilots fly out of the Oakland, Hayward, and San Carlos airports, and our flight plan invariably takes me over some part of the bay I quickly found that I was fascinated by the coloration, shapes, and reflections that combined with each other where the waters of the bay gave way to land. I was viewing scenes created by tidal ebb and flow, the intrusion of commercial interests, and nature’s constant readjustments to these forces. The results were beautiful, unusual, and sometimes disturbing abstract images. San Francisco Bay is a massive water collection and discharge system pumping billions of gallons of water daily using its tides and tributaries as engines. The edges and corners of the bay exhibit the most visible changes on the ground with the south end of the Bay being the most pronounced. These areas are like the edges of a sink that are left with residue after it has drained. From the air the evidence of this activity is even more dramatic. Currents can be seen creating channels of water rushing in different directions running side by side, the incoming one color, the outgoing another. As the water recedes, streams, rivulets, mud, rock, scars, and debris become visible along the shoreline with unusual light reflections and color changes. Color in the salt pond areas of the south end of the bay can become particularly intense.

 

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley, B.S. Managerial Economics
University of California, Berkeley, M.A. Visual Design

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 TBD, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, California

2012 Silence, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, California

2011Tidelands Examined, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, California

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Illusionary Reality, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, California

2017 Macrocosm, Gensler Corporate Office, San Francisco, California

2016 Abstraction, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, California

2015 Infinity Towers, San Francisco, California

2015 Summer Splash, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, California

2015 Silicon Valley Art Fair, The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, California

2015 Code and Canvas, San Francisco, California

2012 L.A. Art Show, Los Angeles, California

2011 CCAA Museum of Art, Fall Juried Show, San Francisco, California

2011 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, California

2011 Top Forty Juried Exhibition, LACDA, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Los Angeles, California

2008 The Art of Baseball Exhibition, Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, California

1998 National Gallery of Art in D.C., Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, artist portraits featured in “35 Years at Crown Point Press” exhibit, San Francisco, California

 

PUBLICATIONS and PRESS

Architectural Record

House and Garden

Interiors

Newsweek

The New York Times

Time

Travel and Leisure

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

JPMorgan Chase Art Collection

Nantong Museum, China

Pershing Foundation

Simon Corporation (Mall of America)

McDonalds Corporation

Pfizer Art Collection

Westin Jersey City Newport

Bank of America

Club Med

Sony

Warner Brothers

Williams Sonoma

Morgan Stanley

Infinity Towers