The exhibit revolves around half of an onion, how it changes over time, and Mr. McGee's photographic response to those changes. For the exhibit, he purchased a 10-pound bag of yellow onions to slice.
"These half onions, simply presented against a black background, seem, to me, informed with animism — a primitive world view that non-human entities possess a spiritual or supernatural essence," he said. "These onions, over time, took on qualities that catalyzed my imagination."
A reception for the artist will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the gallery, located on the Allied Arts Guild campus at 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Go to portolaartgallery.com for more information.