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b. 1959, United Kingdom

Stefana McClure Biography

McClure is probably best known for her Films on Paper, an ongoing series of monochromatic works composed of a succession of superimposed subtitles, inter-titles or closed captions depicting entire movies, often foreign language films.

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In a recent article by Robert Davis, published in Paste Magazine, the critic noted that this 'seemingly obsessive art project in which she laboriously traces all of the subtitles that appear in a film, on top of each other in layers...results in an abstract work, roughly the size of a computer monitor, that captures not the story or cinematography of a film but the shape and placement of its text, the part of the picture you're normally supposed to see right through... Her meticulous process of translation not only reveals patterns that we normally ignore but also seems to capture something essential about the language beneath—the language within—every film.'

Text courtesy Bartha Contemporary.

Stefana McClure Featured Artworks

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Square Peg Round Hole by Stefana McClure contemporary artwork
Stefana McClureSquare Peg Round Hole, 2017Paint on wood
76.4 x 76 cm
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La Luxure: English subtitles to a film by Jacques Demy by Stefana McClure contemporary artwork
Stefana McClureLa Luxure: English subtitles to a film by Jacques Demy, 2002Pink transfer paper mounted on rag
17.5 x 23 cm
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Whammo bricks by Stefana McClure contemporary artwork
Stefana McClureWhammo bricks, 2017Cut paper, vintage clay bricks
18.5 x 17.5 x 20.5 cm
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Protest Stones (Brexit) by Stefana McClure contemporary artwork
Stefana McClureProtest Stones (Brexit), 2016Paper-wrapped stones
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Stefana McClure Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Stefana McClure & Susan Morris, The Sleeper at Bartha Contemporary, London
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30 January–29 February 2020 Stefana McClure & Susan Morris The Sleeper Bartha ContemporaryLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Joie de vivre at Bartha Contemporary, London
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3 December 2019–4 January 2020 Group Exhibition Joie de vivre Bartha ContemporaryLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Should I Stay or Should I Go? at Bartha Contemporary, London
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28 February–13 April 2019 Group Exhibition Should I Stay or Should I Go? Bartha ContemporaryMargaret St

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