Graham McNamara
IMG_ Series
The ‘IMG_’ series focuses on the unsettling of accepted norms. The images are all from paintings by William-Adolphe Bouguereau; they are quintessential in their idyllic imagery and comfortably absorbed into a mainstream acceptance of art and history. These moments are subverted from this dreamlike state: reduced to one color, seemingly corroded by drips and pasted arbitrarily onto MDF; a composite, false wood as opposed to a fine wood base or a traditional canvas. As with the ‘Units’ series, the drips are also applied first and the image is built around them. The pieces are titled after their own documentation; the code given to the main image by the camera that photographed them.