Interviewed by Richard West
Location: Artist's home, Belfast
Date: February 2014

Still taken from: 'Art of the Troubles - Mary McIntyre'

Still taken from: 'Art of the Troubles - Mary McIntyre'

Chapter 8:

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Chapter 8 Synopsis:

  • When finished MA was exhibiting photographic prints.
  • MA work was gender based and figurative.
  • Work was theatrically lit like Caravaggio, cinematic in style.
  • Clothing was signifier of female stereotyping and appearance.
  • Work was surreal and influenced by Magritte.
  • On trip to Jerusalem during MA had seen posters prohibiting women.
  • Also interested in photo-illustrations in manuals.
  • Became interested in Jeff Wall, Man Ray and Muybridge.
  • Wanted to show observance and deviation from rules.
  • Didn't think of herself as a Feminist.
  • Took figure out of work because she want not to be viewed as a woman artist.
  • Didn't want to be part of exhibitions of women artists.
  • Then wanted to make art that could have been by a man or woman.

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