'By Students For Students' Talk 2
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Mackintosh Museum, The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RQ


1 May 2012
11:30 - 12:00



Natalie McGowan
"Kittens" 59 x 84 cm C print

'By Students For Students' Talk 2

Event info

By Students for Students

Talk 2: Natalie McGowan on the exhibition 'Folkert de Jong: The Immortals'
Mackintosh Museum
11:30, Tuesday 1 May 2012 

This is the second talk in the series of By Students For Students, a new ongoing series of short 20 min gallery talks where students whose work links thematically to the Mackintosh Museum exhibition, talk about their work and make links to the exhibition.

Natalie McGowan is an M.Litt Painting student whose work focuses around ideas of a reformation of humanity and a confusion of artificial innocence. Mixing between painting, printmaking and sculpture, she draws on the darker side of human emotions on a surface, which may appear alien or robotic. Her work is an ongoing experiment that utilizes imagery of the female model through methods of manipulation, in an attempt to engage the viewer in a playful analysis of the self through expressive and absurd combinations. 

Natalie is interested in how heavily manipulation of the human persona is featured in contemporary art and will discuss this in relation to Folkert de Jong's exhibition of figurative sculpture.

This talk is for students only. All students are welcome.

Transcript of Natalie McGowan's talk