Volk Gallery is proud to present the work of James Alexander McKenzie. Each Volk artist is given a size limit and budget and left to their own devices. With this brief, McKenzie has produced 50 obnoxiously bright, yellow cassettes containing a selection of his poetry. These are accompanied by one song, co-written and performed with Liverpool based artist Daniel O'Dempsey.
Artist's Statement
James Alexander McKenzie (born Harare, 1994) is a Scottish painter whose impulsive and therapeutic practice encompasses collage, sculpture, installation, found objects, verse, prose, collaboration and performance. Taoist influence is at the core of his work and spontaneity is essential to his methodology. 
McKenzie playfully explores themes which are often philosophically motivated and draws from personal experience. He is influenced by his work with children and people with disabilities and rejoices at their often perfect sincerity; the ability to live in the moment without preconceptions gives life a fullness which he is humbled by.
McKenzie is the founder of Pepsi Collective, a 21-member artist collective comprised of several generations of DJCAD graduate artists. They host exhibitions around Scotland irregularly.
Exhibition Dates
July 1st 2021 - August 3rd 2021
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