Left of Place – Mary Maclean


Solo exhibition Mary Maclean Five Years Gallery June 2012

In Left of Place Mary Maclean’s photographic installation explores the space of borders and thresholds in the everyday structures within architectural environments.  The photographic images suggest a backdrop to a series of routines and exchanges implicated in the surfaces of architectural space.  How is the image tied to its space?  Can it be split, re-positioned, shuffled or extended? Here a possible disorientation is suggested where the space might be alternately revealed or blotted out.  A sequence of images, provisionally positioned so that their surfaces are stacked behind or in front of one another suggests a temporary alignment.  Their interplay is cut by a different order, one that interrupts, un-fixing the viewpoint, where a fluid state of endlessness extends beyond the moment of a situation.