Susie MacMurray: The Eyes of the Skin

Susie MacMurray’s first ever solo show will be taking place at Agnew’s Gallery from today (Nov 9) until Dec 2 to coincide with her participation in the V&A’s The Power of Making exhibition.

From the gallery press release: “For this show MacMurray continues her artistic alchemy, reforming the banal – hairnets, balloons, wires and cling film – into the graceful, ephemeral and opulent.”

Obviously her site specific works such as those from Derbyshire’s Kedlestone Hall and Chichester’s Pallant House won’t be present but this show brings together drawings, sculpture and installations in the same place.

Her work reminds me of a lot of female artists from my art history degree – Mona Hatoum, Louise Bourgeois, and others – but in a non-derivative way. From looking at images of her work, the pieces are well made and skillfully put together, often rendering familiar objects momentarily unrecognisible.

To see more of Susie’s work, just take a look at the slideshow below:

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Susie MacMurray: The Eyes of the Skin, 9 Nov – 2 Dec, Agnew’s Gallery

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