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Susie MacMurray


Susie MacMurray Walking on the Rim of Night September 13 - October 12, 2013

D A N E S E C O R E Y 511 W 22 ST NY NY 1 0 0 1 1 212. 223. 22 2 7 . D A NESE. C OM

In association with Gina Agnew Contemporary, London


A Mixture of Frailties 2004/13 household gloves turned inside out, calico and dress form 73� h x 128 in. diam. (185.5 x 325 cm diam.)


Animus 2011 rubber air compressor hose, wax, steel bracket 29 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 11 in. (75 x 27 x 28 cm)


Untitled Wax Series, No 3 2013 wax & rubber tape 29 1/2 x 6 x 4 1/2 in. (75 x 15 x 12 cm)


Harem 2013 bull’s nose ring, violin bow hair, wax, steel pins 25 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 6 in. (65 x 25 x 15 cm)


Feast 2013 plastic food wrap, cotton thread, and butcher’s hook 48 x 9 x 6 in. (121.9 x 22.9 x 15.2 cm)


After Flock 2011 dyed turkey feathers; convex polystyrene base 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 6 in (90 x 90 x 15 cm)


Swarm 2 2011 wax, steel pins 15 3/4 x 21 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (40 × 55 × 40 cm)


Wise Old Woman 2013 wire, fish hooks 12 x 16 x 12 in. (20 x 40 x 20 cm)


Clutch 2012 wax, fish hooks and display dome 6 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (15.25 x 16 x 16 cm)


Collar 2013 found cable, leather cord, large fish hooks 34 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (87 x 40 x 4 cm)


Collar II 2013 clear plastic medical tube, fish hooks, aluminium wire, saddlery thread 8 x 11 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (20 x 30 x 35 cm)


Anaconda 2013 handmade aluminium rings approx. 19 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (50 x 40 x 25 cm) variable


Eve 2013 wax, handmade aluminium rings approx. 23 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (60cm x 35cm) variable


Pods 2013 milking parlour hose, wax, aluminium wire floor piece, approx. 78 3/4 x 59 x 11 3/4 in. (2.0 m x 1.5 m x 30 cm) variable


Siblings 2013 fish hooks, wax, steel pins as installed: approx. 120 x 204 x 8 in. (305 x 518 x 20 cm); dimensions variable, depending on site


Siren II, 2013 black annealed wire, fish hooks, thread, leather cord 45 1/4 x 39 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. (115 x 100 x 25 cm)


Siren (dome), 2013 black annealed wire, fish hooks, thread, display dome 15 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (38.75 x 24 x 24 cm)


Siren 2013 bull’s nose ring, wire, fish hooks, cotton thread 114 x 51 x 15 1/4 in. (290 x 130 x 40 cm)


Drawings


Gauze bandage no. 1 2013 ink on paper 60 x 48 in. (152 x 121 cm)


Gauze bandage no. 2 2013 ink on paper 60 x 48 in. (152 x 121 cm)


Gauze bandage no. 3 2013 ink on paper 60 x 48 in. (152 x 121 cm)


Gauze bandage no. 4 2013 ink on paper 60 x 48 in. (152 x 121 cm)


Gauze bandage no. 5 2013 ink on paper 60 x 48 in. (152 x 121 cm)


Gauze bandage no. 6 2013 ink on paper 60 x 48 in. (152 x 121 cm)


Site-specific Installations


Echo 2006 10,000 hairnets containing strands of used violin bow-hair site specific installation - York St Mary’s, York Museums Trust


Stratum 2011 80 kg feather down site specific installation - Islington Mill


Promenade 2010 105 miles of fine gold embroidery thread site specific installation - Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire


Shell 2006/07 20,000 mussel shells, red silk velvet site specific installation - Pallant House Gallery, Chichester


Checklist Sculpture 1. A Mixture of Frailties, 2004/13 household gloves turned inside out, calico and dress form 73” h x 128 in. diam. (185.5 x 325 cm diam.)

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2. Animus, 2011 rubber air compressor hose, wax, steel bracket 29 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 11 in. (75 x 27 x 28 cm)

13. Eve , 2013 wax, handmade aluminium rings approx. 13 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. (35cm x 60 cm) variable

3. Untitled Wax Series, No 3, 2013 wax & rubber tape 29 1/2 x 6 x 4 1/2 in. (75 x 15 x 12 cm)

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Pods , 2013 milking parlour hose, wax, aluminium wire floor piece, approx. 78 3/4 x 59 x 11 3/4 in. (200 x 150 x 30 cm) variable

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Siblings , 2013 fish hooks, wax, steel pins as installed: approx. 120 x 204 x 8 in. (305 x 518 x 20 cm); dimensions variable, depending on site

4. Harem, 2013 bull’s nose ring, violin bow hair, wax, steel pins 25 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 6 in. (65 x 25 x 15 cm) 5. Feast, 2013 plastic food wrap, cotton thread, and butcher’s hook 48 x 9 x 6 in. (121.9 x 22.9 x 15.2 cm) 6. After Flock, 2011 dyed turkey feathers; convex polystyrene base 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 x 6 in (90 x 90 x 15 cm) 7. Swarm 2 , 2011 wax, steel pins 15 3/4 x 21 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (40 × 55 × 40 cm) 8. Wise Old Woman, 2013 wire, fish hooks 12 x 16 x 12 in. (20 x 40 x 20 cm) 9. Clutch, 2012 wax, fish hooks and display dome 6 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (15.25 x 16 x 16 cm) 10. Collar, 2013 found cable, large fish hooks 34 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (87 x 40 x 4 cm) 11. Collar II , 2013 clear plastic medical tube, fish hooks, aluminium wire, saddlery thread 8 x 11 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (20 x 30 x 35 cm)

Anaconda , 2013 handmade aluminium rings approx. 9 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (25 x 50 x 40 cm) variable

16. Siren II, 2013 black annealed wire, fish hooks, thread, leather cord 45 1/4 x 39 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. (115 x 100 x 25 cm) 17. Siren (dome), 2013 black annealed wire, fish hooks, thread, display dome 15 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (38.75 x 24 x 24 cm) 18. Siren, 2013 bull’s nose ring, wire, fish hooks, cotton thread 114 x 51 x 15 1/4 in. (290 x 130 x 40 cm)


Drawings

Site-Specific Installations

19. Gauze bandage no. 1, 2013 ink on paper 60 x 48 in. (152 x 121 cm)

25. Echo, 2006 10,000 hairnets containing strands of used violin bow-hair site specific installation - York St Mary’s, York Museums Trust

20. Gauze bandage no. 2, 2013 ink on paper 60 x 48 in. (152 x 121 cm) 21. Gauze bandage no. 3, 2013 ink on paper 60 x 48 in. (152 x 121 cm) 22. Gauze bandage no. 4, 2013 ink on paper 60 x 48 in. (152 x 121 cm) 23. Gauze bandage no. 5, 2013 ink on paper 60 x 48 in. (152 x 121 cm) 24. Gauze bandage no. 6, 2013 ink on paper 60 x 48 in. (152 x 121 cm)

26. Stratum, 2011 80 kg feather down site specific installation - Islington Mill 27. Promenade , 2010 105 miles of fine gold embroidery thread site specific installation - Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire 28. Shell, 2006/07 20,000 mussel shells, red silk velvet site specific installation - Pallant House Gallery, Chichester


Chronology Art Education

2000-2001 MA Fine Art. Manchester Metropolitan University

Wedded Perfection - Munson-WilliamsProctor Art Institute, Utica, NY

Stratum, site specific commission, Islington Mill, Salford, UK

Platform, Agnew’s Gallery, London, UK

2010

Aware: Art Fashion Identity, GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy, London, UK

Wedded Perfection, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

1997-2000

BA Sculpture. Manchester Metropolitan University

1996-1997

Foundation in Art and Design. Manchester College of Arts & Technology

Selected Exhibitions 2013

(solo show), Danese, New York, NY

Resonance, site specific installation, Fabrica, Brighton, uK

Promenade, site-specific commission, Keddleston Hall, Derbyshire, UK

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle, City of Brea Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Siren (solo show), Thomas Williams Fine Art, London, UK

Dead or Alive, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

Beastly Hall, Hall Place, Bexley, Kent, UK(Artwise Curators for Bexley Heritage Trust)

Widow, Platt Hall, Manchester Art Gallery, Gallery of Costume, UK

2009

Here Come the Girls, site-specific commission, Manchester Art Gallery, UK

2012

Sculptors Drawings, Pangolin, London, UK

Widow, Queens Hall, Hexham, Northumberland UK

Unnatural ‘Natural History’, Coates & Scarry/RWA, Bristol, UK

Salon09, Matt Roberts Arts, Vyner St, London, UK

Resonance (solo show), Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester, UK

Re-Addressing Identities, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Pandamonium, Hyde Park, London, UK (Artwise Curators for WWF)

Lost & Found, Islington Mill, Salford, UK

Stratum, site-specific commission, Islington Mill, Salford, UK

Upcycling, Museum of Architecture & Design, Los Angeles, CA

House of Beasts, Meadow Arts, Attingham Park, Shropshire, UK

Time/change (solo), site-specific commission, Nottingham Castle, UK

2011

The Eyes of the Skin, Agnew’s Gallery, London, UK

2008

Second Lives, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

The Power of Making, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

The Baltic frame, Arena Gallery, Liverpool, UK

House of Beasts, Attingham Park for Meadow Arts, Shropshire, UK

Drawn, UH Galleries, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Compulsive Obsessive Repetitive, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

Miasma, Florence Nightingale Museum, London, UK


Object as Muse, Crafts Council, (touring exhibition 2008/09)

2003

Bagutta Life, New York, NY

Body Space, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle, UK

Thermo 03, The Lowry, Salford, UK

Art 2003, With Philips Gallery, London, UK

2007

Unbound, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, UK

Designersblock, Milan, Italy

Drop, commission for collection, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK

3 English Women in Paris, Maxalto, Paris, France

2006

Shell, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK

2002

Art Take Away, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

Echo, York St Mary’s, York Museums Trust, UK

2005

Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition, Jerwood Space, London (touring exhibition), UK

Ladies Only, Liverpool Biennial, Collect Gallery, Brundel St Warehouse, Liverpool, UK

2001

All Colours Will Agree In the Dark, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

Susie MacMurray, Garment Sculptures, Castle Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Make Me, Object Gallery, Sydney, Australia

100% Design, Earls Court, London, UK

Conversations on the Subject of Feminism, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

2000

Stratum, Site specific installation, Islington Mill, Salford, UK

Art Frankfurt, with Philips Contemporary Art Gallery

Awards

Flock, York Art Gallery, York, UK

The Nestingbox Project, Borgloon, Belgium

Knit 2 Together, Crafts Council Galleries, London, UK (touring exhibition)

International Open Exhibition, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, NI

2004

Air, Vespolate and Novara, Italy (touring exhibition)

Fili Spezzati, Como, Italy

Shortlisted, Jerwood Drawing Prize, 2005

Argus, Firstsite@the minories art gallery, Colchester, UK

Research and Development Award, The Arts Council England, 2004

Robe / Rêve : Rêve de Robe, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Calais, France

Shortlisted, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Textiles on Site Commission, 2004

Caryatids, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

Shortlisted, Crosby Homes Art Prize, Manchester Art Gallery, August 2003

Plastica d’Artista, Palazzo Mantica, Pordenone, Italy

Flock, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

Shortlisted, NMWA, Women to Watch 2012, Washington, DC Nominated, Northern Art Prize, 2011 British Council travel grant, 2010 Professional Development Award, The Arts Council England, 2008 Nominated, Northern Art Prize, 2007 Abbey Harris Mural Fund Award, 2006


Selected Education / Conferences Visiting Lecturer, Leeds Metropolitan University, Winchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Central Lancashire, University of Bolton, York St John’s College Visiting Lecturer, MIRIAD Speaker, Artistic License, Museums Association, London, Dec 2005 Speaker, Fabriconversations Symposium, Nottingham Trent University, Oct 2005  Freelance Gallery Educator, Manchester Art Gallery, April 2004-2011 Artist in Residence, Post 16 Program, Whitworth Art Gallery. Spring 2004 Part time lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, BA Sculpture 2002/3 Artist Mentor, London Printworks Trust and Firstsite Colchester Bibliography All Colours will Agree in the Dark, Cornerhouse, essay by Kate Jesson, 2002 (exhibition catalogue) Beyond the Pale, Gallery 103 Wrexham, essay by Kathy Kubicki, 2003 (exhibition catalogue) Fili Spezzati, Miniartextil Como, Luciano Carmel, 2004 (exhibition catalogue) Air, Vespolate/Novara, Italy, essay by Maria Campitelli, 2004 (exhibition catalogue) Robe/Reve: Reve de Robe, Musee des BeauxArts et de la Dentelle de Calais, 2004 (exhibition catalogue) Firstsite Papers, on the occasion of Argus: Susie MacMurray, essay by Deborah Dean, 2004 Plastica d’artista, Gruppo 78, International Contemporary Art Trieste, essay by Maria Campitelli: 2004 (exhibition catalogue) The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2005, Jerwood Visual Arts, 2005 (exhibition catalogue) The Nestingboxproject, Birdinvest, 2005 (exhibition catalogue)

Shell, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, essay by Dr. Catherine Harper, 2006 (artist’s book) Stobart, Jane. Drawing Matters, published by A&C Black, London, 2006 (book) Echo, York Museums Trust, essay by Caroline Worthington, 2006 (exhibition catalogue) Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary, Museum of Art & Design, New York, 2008 (exhibition catalogue) Thomas, Ingrid. The Shell: A World of Decoration & Ornament, published by Thames & Hudson, 2008 (book) Harper, Dr. Catherine. “Network” Selvedge Feature, December 2008 Contemporary Textiles: the Fabric of Fine Art, published by Black Dog Publishing, 2008 (book) Tempus Mutatum (time/change), Nottingham Castle Museum & Gallery, “Sound Relics” essay by Annabel Lucas, 2009 (exhibition catalogue) Dead or Alive, Museum of Art & Design New York, 2010 (exhibition catalogue) Promenade, essay by Frances Guy, 2010 (exhibition catalogue) Aware: Art, Fashion, Identity, Royal Academy of Arts, 2010 (exhibition catalogue) The Eyes of the Skin, Agnews Gallery, essay by Kathleen Soriano. 2011 (exhibition catalogue) Hemmings Jessica. Warp & Weft: woven textiles in fashion, art and interiors. Bloomsbury. 2012 (book) Sculptors’ Drawings and Works on Paper, Pangolin London & Kings Place Gallery, 2012 (exhibition catalogue)


Published in conjunction with the exhibition Susie MacMurray: Walking on the Rim of Night Danese Corey, New York, NY September 13 - October 12, 2013 Photographs Ben Blackall pages 4-9, 12, 14-17, 20-31, 36, 56, cover Christopher Burke pages 40-45 Susan Crowe pages 48-49 Susie MacMurray pages 2, 13, 50-51, 54-55 Julian Hughs pages 52-53 Cover: Siblings (detail) Catalogue © 2013 Danese Corey Works of art © 2004-13 Susie MacMurray Exhibition title from Angela Carter’s short story, The Bloody Chamber, 1990 Copyright @ Angela Carter 1979. Reproduced by permission of The Estate of Angela Carter c/o Rogers, Coleridge & White Ltd., 20 Powis Mews, London W11 1JN.

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Susie MacMurray: Walking on the Rim of Night  

Catalogue to accompany the exhibition "Susie MacMurray: Walking on the Rim of Night" at Danese/Corey, New York, fromnSeptember 13 - October...

Susie MacMurray: Walking on the Rim of Night  

Catalogue to accompany the exhibition "Susie MacMurray: Walking on the Rim of Night" at Danese/Corey, New York, fromnSeptember 13 - October...