The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1. Preview Thursday, 8 July 2010, 6pm to 8pm. Exhibition continues to 28 August 2010, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.
Maria McKinney’s work explores subjects of boredom and activities used to pass the time, echoing the escapist nature of their objective. Using commonplace materials her work has a methodical and often compulsive character, drawing influence from conceptual and folkart. Visually, her work examines the traditional codes of space and perception, inviting query into the everyday. Somewhere but here, another other place at the LAB presents a substantial body of new work encompassing drawing, sculpture and installation.
Maria McKinney was The Red Stables Irish Artist Residential Studio Award Recipient 2008-2009.