McKane, an Artist who prefers underwater photography as his medium has traveled the world to capture the human form in its most graceful element, water. Using water and camera, he captures the movement and grace of fabric-draped human forms underwater. McKane is working with Parley for The Oceans, TBA21, 5GYRES and Take3 Australia Conservation groups to urge his viewers think different on how we dispose of plastic and. Beyond that his latest installation LUCiD pushes further to show viewers innovative people around the globe that find new ways to keep trash out of the ocean and how to re-use it. His work has appeared in Artopia – Dallas Contemporary Museum, Art + Advocacy, CRE8 Magazine, Patron Magazine, and in galleries across Texas including Cohn Drennan, Kettle Art, The Mckinney Avenue Contemporary Art Museum, Rising, LEVEL Gallery, Tractorbeam Gallery, and public new media installations at One Arts Plaza in the Nations Largest Arts District. LUCiD has been shown in Australia, Colombia, France, Chile and select markets around the United States. His work that will be shown this year at LEVEL Gallery called FOUND is a project that is part of LUCiD. It all started when McKane and his model Ashley Baxter were filming on Kamilo Beach, The most polluted beach in America. Baxter and McKane had the idea to research where each identifiable piece came from. The idea was that if we knew that the responsibility was always handed off with lack of accountability perhaps people would think different about ocean trash. Kamilo which is the closest landmass to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch provides insight of the types of things one would see floating out to sea. From this one initial visit, items were recovered from: Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Japan, China and Mainland United States. Showing that we are all connected on what Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Calls: “Spaceship Earth”. This current exhibition FOUND supports 5GYRES in every sale of every print or purchase of various sculptures. “Those who ignore the damage, are equal to those who are doing the damage.” -McKane www.lucidproject.org
Jeremy's ArtPrize Entries
These are Jeremy's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.