Pen and Ink Drawing

McDonald “Mackey” Bane received her MFA at Woman’s College (now UNCG) in 1959. She studied with Gregory Ivy, John Opper, and Robert Partin. Ivy, Founder of the Department of Art and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, was her most influential instructor, as well as friend and lifetime mentor.

The pen and ink drawing, 2000, is one of Bane’s explorations into visual effects through the relationship of black and white lines, the contrast of straight and curved lines, creating the consequent illusion of manipulated space.

Bane’s varied professional career includes instruction at Meredith College, California State University at Fullerton, North Carolina School of the Arts, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She also served as curator for the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art from 1977-80.

Exhibited in over 180 local, state and national solo and group shows, her work is also found in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Mint Museum of Art, Duke University, Cameron Museum of Art, and the United States Department of State.

Weaver Foundation Collection of UNCG Artists