theory

Grace McMurray reconstitutes ideas of drawing and traditional craft methods through the relationship between the digital and the handmade to uncover an abstract whole.

Employing geometric patterns and symmetry to construct a soothing familiarity, the ostentation of the work strives for visibility.

The objects exude order and purpose but it’s a performative wellness to distract from a personal lack of control.

Through this deeply personal work reflexive upon the spaces they occupy and exist in, McMurray finds beauty in the underside, the exposed edges and the overlooked.

As such, creating textile installations symbolizing the private sphere of the domestic.

Such labour-intensive work unravels notions of social conditioning, gendered labour and its value.

©2021 Grace McMurray