Greenhouse 1

 

This installation features 78 silkscreen prints on Plexiglas, inspired by albumen glass negatives. Each plate depicts aspects of the region's industrial past and the struggle for economic recovery. The work juxtaposes a relationship of fabricated and natural constructs to symbolize new growth in the wake of collapse, and to reflect the ideals of use and reuse within ones environment.

McGinnis’ work has been shown extensively throughout the United States and abroad. In the summer of 2011 he attended the LOMEA Arts Symposium in Rousse Bulgaria and will be included in the 2012 Southwest Biennial at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, AZ. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University and an instructor at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. He holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and a BFA from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.