Daniel McCoy’s art has developed into an offbeat style where pop art, cartoons, sign painting and murals intersect. His bold geometric landscapes swirl with vivid, punchy colors, radiating linework and distinctive characters.
For his upcoming show at Hecho Gallery, McCoy drew his inspiration from a new source. He got the chance to visit Columbus, Georgia, near his Mvskoke Creek homelands—the first person in his immediate family for five generations to go back. “My eyes were kind of opened to the land,” McCoy says, noting that his intention has always been to shift his work towards the landscapes significant to his heritage, and this was the perfect opportunity.
In addition to landscapes, McCoy’s show will feature narrative and multimedia works, in addition to a comic book-style spread. “The narrative stuff is always fun,” McCoy says. He’s developed cartoon characters like Hot Sauce Man and his partner in crime, Burrito Man, inspired by that beloved New Mexico VIP, Allsup’s Convenience Store. His multimedia work will feature these characters, painted on carved pieces of wood “where I break out of the rectangle/square typical painting format,” he says.