My work connects history and current social issues with notions of value(s), morals, national identity, philanthropy, kinship, and legacy. Through extended relationships with personal and institutional entities, along with research in archives and libraries, I challenge the systems that underpin complex social concerns. This manifests in ongoing projects that result in series of objects, installations, and performances. Exhibitions of the work are opportunities to push the narrative forward, allowing this history to exist within the conversation of art, thus providing space for contradictions.

Born in Pittsboro, North Carolina
Lives and works in New Hampshire

Cathy McLaurin
mclaurincathy [at] gmail [dot] com

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