Saintly Ruin, Corazón 1, Fear No Evil, Broken Sinner, and Wipe My Fragility Clean (clockwise from top left), by Marisol McKee

August 28, 2014

A mixture of playfulness, whimsy, profound faith, and, well, creepiness hums through the works of Marisol McKee. A daughter of Mexican emigrants, her work is informed by the Mexican Catholic observance of Día de los Muertos (All Souls Day). The painting titled Fear No Evil is part of her Road to Salvation series. “I have to push through whatever difficult times come my way,” she writes, “even if I do not know what the outcome is going to be. I guess some people call this faith.”