An alchemist at heart, MacMurray has a talent for sensitively combining materials much as a conductor brings together his or her orchestra. Delicate, sensuous velvet contrasts with cold, tangled wire often reclaimed from battlefields or training grounds; soft round droplets of white beeswax are painstakingly placed at the ends of sleek lengths of black wire - there is no hierarchy of material in MacMurray’s work, rather refreshing transformation.
Renowned for her unforgettably powerful site-specific commissions such as ‘Shell’ for Pallant House, ‘Here Come The Girls’ for Manchester Art Gallery and most recently ‘Masquerade’ at St Albans Gallery and Museum, MacMurray’s work uses an impressive range of natural and man-made materials to explore and challenge our physical and cultural response to her work and to raise questions about the relationships between place and people.
This October Susie MacMurray will take part in Cure3 (26-28th October) alongside 79 other international artists and 11 renowned architects who have been commissioned to make a work within a bespoke Perspex cube to raise funds and awareness for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. MacMurray will also be completing an exciting new commission for Tatton Park, Cheshire next Spring and will have a solo show with Pangolin London in 2020.