Marin County artist celebrates Americans'
family relationships with their automobiles
They stand proudly next to them. They smile at them. They touch them tenderly.
The love that people feel for their cars has rarely, we bet, been so lovingly portrayed in art as it has been by Gale S. McKee, who is showing off her devotion in a new exhibit, ‘The American Car: A Family Portrait.’
It runs December 12 through January 10 at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Drive, Novato, with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. December 12.
It should be a nostalgic, romantic show in a nostalgic, romantic place, a historic building on the former Hamilton Field, a decommissioned military base.
McKee, who lives in Kentfield and has a studio alongside the museum, describes her series of vintage car-and-people portraits as suggesting that “the car is a beloved part of the family. They are proud of this new member and want to show it off.”