McKinley Gallery East and West

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Current Exhibitions


Gallery East


Ricardo Rubalcaba, Kyle Brown, and Beck Neal

Curated by The Holland Project

July 22 - August 30, 2019

Reception: August 1, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

McKinley Gallery East presents ‘EMERGE,’ works by Ricardo Rubalcaba, Kyle Brown, and Beck Neal, curated by The Holland Project.  This show features three young artists who are becoming part of the larger art world.  Their works are visually diverse but are all rich in symbolism, narrative, and talent.  The show itself is a colorful symphony of styles and themes, digital illustration blending with traditional oils and acrylics.  The works theme around interpersonal relationships, people’s relationships with nature, internal relationships, and cross-cultural relationships.

Kyle Brown is eighteen years old and a recent graduate from Reno High school.  He hopes to go into animation.  Beck Neal is also eighteen and has recently graduated from Douglas High School.  She will be attending UNR and studying chemistry and fine art.  Ricardo Rubalcaba is eighteen and graduated from North Valleys High School. He will be attending the School of Art Institute in Chicago and hopes to incorporate civil activism with his art.

The Holland Project is an all-ages non-profit organization that provides art shows, concerts, cultural events, and workshops to the greater Reno area. “Holland Project hopes to further identify Reno as a cultural center with a vibrant urban scene where art and music thrive. Holland fundamentally believes that music and art are vital forces, and that young people have the ability and right to shape and share their culture.”  For more information on The Holland Project, visit their website.



Gallery West 

Sun Shadows - Nevada Botanical Cyanotypes

A watercolor painting of kale in greens and purples.

Laika Press and Friends

July 22 - August 30, 2019

Reception: August 29, 5 - 7 PM

McKinley Gallery West Presents ‘Sun Shadows – Nevada Botanical Cyanotypes,’ a show produced by Laika Press and created by local community members and artists.  The numerous, small prints that form the show are made up of beautifully saturated blues, overlapped with inverted shadows in pale blues and whites.  These image figments create ghostly abstractions from recognizable shapes of local flora from the Truckee Meadows region.  The remnants of the plant forms in the deep blue of the paper form earthly clouds.  The abundance of images forms a tapestry not unlike fields of grasses and flowers or the flow of rivers and streams. 

Cyanotypes are a form of photographic printing process that produce a print in shades of blue and cyan.  The process is relatively inexpensive and more accessible than other printmaking and photographic process.

Laika Press is a local nonprofit co-op printmaking space.  Their goal is to foster a more connected printmaking community in the Reno area.  They provide access to printmaking for students, artists, and community members.  They also hold classes and workshops.  For more information about Laika Press, visit their website.



Previous Exhibitions

Two blue paintings with trees and a moon; Preserved: Limb, Timber, and tree-spirit, Jennifer Kapnek; October 16 - December 1

Abstract image with a red triangular shape in the middle fading from pink to red on the left side, and stripes of grey on the right; Angles and eaves: Deconstructing Architecture; Karen Anable-Nichols, October 16 - December 1

Purple and green abstract painting with light blue cassette tape with the word ectronic in the middle ; Imagined: New Painted Images; August 21-October 6 Work by Bruce Clark

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2015 Gallery Exhibitions

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2014 Gallery Exhibitions

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An abstract painting of an art car in predominantly oranges.  The David J. Drakulich Foundation Presents Selected works from The Veterans Art Project.  January 7 to February 15.  Reception January 17 from 5 to 7. McKinley Center Gallery East.

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