“More About Everything” is a forthright declaration, optimistically motioning toward that which is to come: More!
Shaina McCoy’s past few years of artistic output have been marked by propulsive creativity. She has generated several series for exhibitions held worldwide, most of which have been organized by specific subject matter (see: fathers, sports, Black girlhood). For More About Everything, the artist’s second solo exhibition at Stems, McCoy laid her curatorial eye to rest, eschewing thematic constraints. Without straying from her practice’s wellspring of inspiration—her grandfather’s photo albums—McCoy granted herself the freedom to paint by instinct. Gathered here are the fruits of her liberatory tactic: seven tenderly wrought portraits that evince the artist’s formal progression.