My sculptural practice revolves around considering the effects of interior architectures and practical objects on the subconscious. Throughout my work I question the desirability of objects, construction and deconstruction, perfection versus imperfection and private and public spaces. Through the use of uncanny and irregular design, elements of architectural and object-based design become skewed and re-imagined. Desire and resistance exist in tandem, pointing to an oscillation between practicality and absurdity. Signs and symbols are embedded into my work, evoking a malleable narrative, legible through deciphering these playful codes. Colour and form camouflages a deeper investigation, one of structures and systems.
Maddie McNeely is a visual artist working with sculpture, textiles and installation. She graduated from the Nova Scotia College or Art and Design with an Interdisciplinary BFA in 2015. She has exhibited in Canada, the United States and South America.
Image: Tangerine Mezzanine, 2020, Yellow Birch, Walnut, Watercolour, Pencil Crayon, 36"L x 34"H x 2.5"W
Documentation by Brandon Brookbank