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Studio Sessions: Cathy McLaurin

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Welcome to this installment of Studio Sessions with performance, documentary, and interventionist artist Cathy McLaurin.

Cathy earned a BA in Studio Art from Meredith College in 1989, and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 2013. Her recent projects often involve approaching activities or objects that wouldn’t typically be thought of as art from an artistic viewpoint. One example where she does this is in documenting the sale of her father’s antique gun collection, then compiling and presenting the experience for others to experience all the history and personal meaning involved in the process. In another project she reproduces a childhood photograph of herself and secretly hides copies of it for people to happen upon and be confronted with a glimpse into the past that causes them to wonder about the lives of the people in the image.

Join me as Cathy discusses these and other projects, and how she applies an artistic lens to different topics in order to make her work.


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Matt Kuhlman is an artist, writer, and journalist originally from Lawrence, KS. He earned his BFA in printmaking from the University of Kansas, and a Master's in journalism, also from the University of Kansas. His artwork has appeared in dozens of shows throughout the past decade, and Big Red & Shiny is the fourth online publication his work has appeared in. Currently in the Boston area, he has also lived in Albuquerque, Milwaukee, New York City, and rural Kentucky.

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