Laurie McInally

Fine Art BA (Hons)

Thematic response to social conditioning that perpetuates rape culture. Conditioning can be deprogrammed if we strive to consciously reclaim the unconscious.

About

Portrait profile of Laurie McInally

I am a Glasgow-born visual artist, based in Dundee.

My current work is conceptual, with a focus on performance, video, and sculpture as a mode of critique.

I have always explored art as a viable option for sharing our views and ideas, and a way to investigate our own preconceptions and internalised views about gender roles, race, disability, sexuality, and sexual violence.

Driven by personal expression and often drawing from my own lived experiences and observations, I examine components of social structure; culture, social class, status, roles, groups, and institutions. Aiming to subvert and critique the social system in which these structures are embedded, by tapping into a rich history of conceptual and performance art.

I explore what being a mother means to me by using my art practice to question my own internalised prejudices that are a result of generational and societal conditioning. It is important to me that I do not unconsciously interfere with my children’s construction of gender roles and perpetuate the normalisation of gendered violence.

As a mother, homemaker, and artist I am fascinated by the parallels between printmaking and the invisible, unpaid labour in the home, which motivates the reproduction of well-known visual and auditory signals that can be found in a domestic setting, and their rearrangement in new thematically layered installations and printing apparatus. Investigating the complex interplay between domesticity and fine art.

'Consciously Reclaim the Unconscious'

Installation with wall hanging mirrors featuring printed, drawn, and laser etched images

'Consciously Reclaim the Unconscious' (2022)
Installation: Found objects & mixed media
Dimensions variable

'Programme Deconditioning'

Video Installation with three washing machine doors fixed in a line, into a white wall, and playing a video on each

'Programme Deconditioning' (2022)
Interactive Video Installation with found objects & one-off Live Performance
Dimensions variable

'Iron Out the Kinks'

A women, visible from the shoulders down, and wearing a silver metallic lycra suit is standing infront of a white ironing board with ink pots on top. She is printing onto a wall with a chrome coloured iron.

'Iron Out the Kinks' (2022)
Mixed media printmaking performance & Installation
Dimensions variable

A white ironing board, with chrome coloured iron that has been repurposed into a printing apparatus with three interchangable printing plates, sits infront of a wall that has been printed as part of a performance piece.

Performance Documentation Installation
Dimensions variable

'Programme Deconditioning'

'Programme Deconditioning' (2022)
HeadSpin: Central video from Installation

If you are interested in a piece of work, have any further enquiries, or want to have an art-related chat please do not hesitate to contact me via my Instagram or email me at art@lauriemcinally.com.

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