At first glance Blue McRight’s small paintings on notebook paper appear innocent and even humorous. As I spent more time looking through the work, the “funny” began to be tinted by melancholy if not sinister thoughts. Abandoned or transitory housing, isolated figures, nonsensical ritualistic activities and the endless green lawns form the painted world where meaning is found in repetition. The repetition Mc Right’s paintings allude to is instantly recognizable as familiar by those of us engaged in such activities in our daily lives. Thus what at first appears familiar becomes much scarier precisely because its familiar.