Jun 8, 2012

Magical Mysteries: Wendy McMurdo at the spot portico

A sequence of current, digitally created images by Wendy McMurdo marks the launch of the Site Gallery in Sheffield. When one walks around the space, the traditional wall based images come out to be a chain of black and white photographs.

Generally speaking, there are two formal strands to the work. They propose similar meanings but with dissimilar emphases. A slightly different accent is explored in McMurdo's other strand of work, described in the catalogue as "children in the scenery.

The real power of this exhibition lies in McMurdo's capability to create work that is neither dry conceptualism nor the expression of an impassable personal language.

Approximately every image manages to focus unusual aspects of the ongoing debate neighboring art production as we crawl toward the Millennium.

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