Laura McCoy: Poked Surfaces

August 09, 2011 - September 13, 2011
As the first installment of a three part curatorial project by David Hanes, Laura McCoy displayed her subtle abstract language.

Laura McCoy was born in Cambridge, Ontario in 1981 and is self taught in drawing, performance, and video. Laura founded the performance events "NoFaceNoProblem" and "Real Boob" and also co-runs Double Double Land and Zine Dream. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

In performance, video and drawing, Laura McCoy peruses a slighted abstraction that relies on readily available tools and anxious modes of holding, whether they be the movement of a hand, the guild of a line or the start-stop of a photo(ed) “performance.” With self-conscious seams and slippery production, her work is done in haste and left for brooding.