The LAB- Thursday 24 January – Sunday 10 March 2019
MacLeman articulates the interrelationship of inner city built and natural environments through materials, embroidering scaffolding mesh using plant dyes and staging them like the banners of guild processions or trade protests in the ground floor of The LAB. An ornamental homage to the street tree incorporates dyes made from bark, and sculptural assemblages, suggestive of market stall wares or museum artifacts, comprise materials grown in a community garden. Buddleja davidii, introduced from China in the late 1800s, is harvested from waste ground to dye a rug made of Irish wool, a by-product largely considered of little value and exported to China for use in the carpet industry. Upstairs at The LAB, MacLeman gilds and ‘prints’ with the first cut of grass from Weavers Park, the handmade paper commemorating a new era in the site’s history.
Born Scotland and based in Galway, Marielle MacLeman studied Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee and works across drawing, installation, and participatory approaches. Recent solo exhibitions include The Dock and NUI Galway with group shows in the UK, Ireland, France and Italy. Her projects have been supported by awards from The Scottish Arts Council, Glasgow City Council, The Arts Council of Ireland, and Galway City Council.
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