McDonald exhibit opens Friday

McDonald exhibit opens FridayA reception will be held for talented local photographer Cheryl McDonald at the Maturango Museum at 7 p.m., Friday, June 28.

McDonaldl has been a California artist for more than 15 years, creating landscapes in watercolor, pencil and photography. She currently lives in Ridgecrest and has a studio and gallery in Randsburg.

“I have been photographing the desert for almost three years now and am fascinated by the abandoned towns that populate our desert. There is a voyeuristic quality about discovering what has been left behind.

“What we choose to take with us when we move on, is very often based on necessity. And what gets left can make an interesting statement about the culture and life processes of a society.

“Many of these images are of windows or views through windows. This also plays with the idea of voyeurism and issues surrounding privacy and what we give up when we leave our past behind,” said McDonald.

For examples of her art online, go to www.cherylmcdonaldart .com.

The reception is free and open to the public. The museum is located at 100 E Las Flores Ave.

For more information call 760-375-6900.

Story First Published: 2013-06-26