Katie McGown work examines the translation of architectural structures into fabric forms to investigate the potential for urban spaces to be adapted to individual desire. She explores the nature of shelter and construction and how we conceive of the buildings and space around us and imagined rearrangements of the spaces and forms that hold and contain our lives.
McGown draws upon personal experiences of moving to a new town, and reimaging a pretty little park whose manicured lawns and panoramic views obscure a history of windmills, plane crashes and plague pits. Her work imagines the missing foundations of past homes through repeated images of fabric blocks photographed on the site, shifting from whole shapes to fragments over the two panels.
Text by curator Suzy O'Hara.
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