Garden of Glass: Sharmayne Grace McLean
12 November 2021 - 28 November 2021
Sharmayne Grace McLean’s visual arts practice melts her own personal, lived experiences with the in-between blur of real and imagined worlds, sceneries and archetypes within pop cultures, sub-cultures and various folklores.
Her recent work is a process of investigating the materialisation and affect of such worlds through their reoccurring “motifs” which she perceives as psychological, cultural zeitgeists. These observations are emotionally, intuitively and politically considered before they are distilled into abstract sculptural “presences” as reflective, sensorial offerings.
Portrayals of landscapes depicted within film and digital media as alien, magical, futuristic or “exotic” places are reflected upon whilst considering the social aspects and interrelations between natural and superficial habitats, as well as costume, shields, weapons, and leisure & health devices within contemporary, day to day experiences both on and off screen.
Image credit: Sharmayne Grace McLean, Cartoon Liquid 2020, digitally manipulated video still.
Artist: Sharmayne Grace McLean