Marie Bannerot McInerney: "...or the stories we tell ourselves"
September 18 - October 24, 2015
Opening: Friday, September 18, 6-9 pm
PLUG Projects is pleased to present, …or the stories we tell ourselves, in the Local Solo space, an exhibition by Marie Bannerot McInerney. In her installation, McInerney examines our sources of knowledge and the variability of our shared history. Her process driven work utilizes the properties of found materials and recontexualizes them through methodic augmentation. For her new installation at PLUG she will construct a pyramidic form with roughly two thousand collected books that have been laboriously sealed within handmade paper skins and dipped into black ink. Set against an atmospheric sound piece, the redacted texts call to question what we know, what we don’t know, and who controls our narrative.
Marie Bannerot McInerney is an interdisciplinary studio artist and educator. Her work investigates conceptions of fragility, instability, truth, and experiential knowledge. She has exhibited across the United States and abroad including shows at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA, Mildred Lane Kemper Museum in Saint Louis, MO, Corcoran College in Washington, DC, The Schiller Garden House at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, and The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in Saint Louis, MO. McInerney co-authored an essay in the newly published book, Probing the Skin: Cultural Representations of our Contact Zone and was recently awarded a Cultural Exchange Grant from the U.S. Embassy in Berlin to travel and present work. Her formative years were spent in Houston, TX before she earned her BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA at Washington University in Saint Louis as a Danforth Scholar. She is currently Vice President of Annual Meetings for the Friends of Dard Hunter and serves as Assistant Professor in the Fiber Department at the Kansas City Art Institute. www.mbmcinerney.com