McKay Otto, “Vanishing Vibrations”
Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston, Texas
Review by Donna Tennant
Continuing through August 20, 2022
For “Vanishing Vibrations” McKay Otto compliments his ethereal gridded paintings with a grouping of black assemblage sculptures taking the form of mysterious, self-illuminating light boxes. All but one is wall-mounted and their titles contain the word “ever,” which reflects Otto’s essential question, “Do we ever reach the unreachable ever…?” The word “ever” is derived from an old English word that means “of unknown origin.” It can also connote “at any time” and “at all times.” Everland is also the name of Otto’s retreat, an expansive country home and studio in the Texas Hill Country.