Elizabeth MacKenzie

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work

  • 2020

    For this year-long installation small watercolour graphite drawings were scanned and printed as large-scale, high resolution prints on watercolour paper. The images were torn out and pasted directly to the gallery walls. 

    Unlikeness challenged viewers to consider the complexity of recognition through images that float between the familiar and the strange. How much do we project onto the images we encounter, and from where do these projections arise, especially in...

  • 2016

    This exhibition features a new series of large-scale, drawing-based digital prints investigating the problematics of self-portraiture, along with an installation that annotates my creative process within the development of this work.

  • 2015

    This project responds to Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein. The creature at the heart of this story is an object of both fascination and revulsion. Like all monsters, he exists outside of normative standards and in doing so represents our most fearful selves.

    The drawings are based on Boris Karloff’s performance of the monster, within James Whales’ Frankenstein films from the 1930s. Karloff's iconic representation has come to stand for the very idea of a...

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