Mary McIntyre’s images explore the subject of landscape – the picturesque and romantic movements in European landscape painting are a significant influence to her practice.
Her work examines how painting and photography not only portray, but also construct the landscapes we see. She adopts the traditional, formal qualities of landscape painting and re-interprets them within a contemporary context.
McIntyre’s series of images explore elements of natural phenomena and our perceptions of them. By photographing in very specific weathers, such as mist and fog, she produces documents of that which is intangible. In these images, the landscape itself, the supposed ‘site’ of the work, is rendered unknowable; it becomes an absent subject.
This book is based on the 2012-13 exhibition of McIntyre’s landscape work at the MAC Gallery in Belfast, and covers the period from 1999 – 2011. Her photography was shown for the first time alongside historical paintings which have influenced her practice. The exhibition includes works by Jacob Van Ruisdael, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot and L.S. Lowry.
Condition - light edgewear - large frmat paperback in covers, fully illustrated