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Laura McMorrow, Artist in Residence 2017

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Artist Statement: Laura McMorrow’s recent work is an exploration of the interface between video and sculpture and the creation of structures to present video as dynamic 3D objects. These structures have physical qualities that mimic the context of the video. There is a pseudoscientific aesthetic to the work, which has been influenced by science fiction films and B-movies. With recent developments in the use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in film making, McMorrow is drawn to the craftsmanship of cinema history.

McMorrow’s narrative style is unpredictable emerging from the presentation of a number of different mediums collectively. Her aim is to create enigmatic and humorous work that requires a second glance from the viewer, encouraging them to take a closer look. Her practice incorporates video, sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, collage, and photography. The result is an exploration of perception and reality, fiction and fantasy and of interplanetary and otherworldliness.

Biography: Laura McMorrow is a visual artist from Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim. She holds a Masters in Fine art from the University of Ulster in Belfast (2012) and she graduated with a degree in painting from Limerick School of Art and Design (2008). Her practice incorporates video installation, sculpture, collage, and painting. She was awarded the Flax Art Studios graduate award and was shortlisted for the Golden Fleece award. Recent exhibitions include 126 Gallery in Galway and Catalyst Arts Gallery in Belfast.