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Stefana McClure

“I have always been fascinated by the gray area that exists between languages and cultures, and so was naturally drawn to discrepancies in translation,” Stefana McClure has said. Both this interest and her methodology have roots in the artist’s time in Japan, where she lived for over a decade and studied traditional paper craft. McClure’s process of translation involves transforming text and printed materials into sculptural objects, often through laborious processes like knitting, cutting, wrapping, and tracing. Through the lens of language, she has addressed subject matter ranging from the treatment of U.S. military detainees to popular culture. In her ongoing “Films on Paper” series, she inscribes every subtitle in a film on the same piece of paper, a laborious process that creates two, superimposed ghostly lines on a monochrome field through wear and repetition.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2019
Drawn Together AgainThe FLAG Art Foundation
2018
Whatever You Say Say NothingJosée Bienvenu
2015
Stefana McClure: The Siege of Flying MermaidsJosée Bienvenu
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Stefana McClure

Wonder Woman: Flaming Fury, 2015

Knitted paper
9 × 6 1/2 in
22.9 × 16.5 cm
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New York
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Stefana McClure

“I have always been fascinated by the gray area that exists between languages and cultures, and so was naturally drawn to discrepancies in translation,” Stefana McClure has said. Both this interest and her methodology have roots in the artist’s time in Japan, where she lived for over a decade and studied traditional paper craft. McClure’s process of translation involves transforming text and printed materials into sculptural objects, often through laborious processes like knitting, cutting, wrapping, and tracing. Through the lens of language, she has addressed subject matter ranging from the treatment of U.S. military detainees to popular culture. In her ongoing “Films on Paper” series, she inscribes every subtitle in a film on the same piece of paper, a laborious process that creates two, superimposed ghostly lines on a monochrome field through wear and repetition.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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Other works from Josée Bienvenu
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