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(Dis)connect

Mary Jo Mcgonagle

February 24 through April 5, 2013
Opening Reception, February 24, 2-4pm



"(Dis)connect" is the new site specific installation by Silvermine Guild Artist, Mary Jo McGonagle. Combining video and signature wall coverings and paintings, the installation reflects her fascination with how relationships take place in our everyday lives, hovering between humor and desperation. Time-based media in conjunction with painting creates the overall environment. McGonagle's work is a multi-disciplinary exploration of images and narratives of sublimated family dynamics and the idea of the suburban home as an environment of contradictions. "I strive to make people aware of the complexities that take place within one's 'private' space and bring these issues forward to the 'public' space," says Mary Jo. In her exhibit, she uses decorative wallpapers, patterning and colorful language to conceal contemporary phrases. The phrases are camouflaged within the wallpaper patterns. There is an element of discovery, revealing our innermost feelings which deal with the unspoken, "not so nice," thoughts that we all share.