Annabel McCourt – Icon/Iconoclast

10 September to 12 November 2016

Drawing from her years of working with young offenders in Grimsby, Annabel McCourt has created a series of images exploring how society views young lawbreakers.

Printed on parchment and enriched with 24 carat gold, McCourt’s powerful portraits emulate religious paintings, both elevating status of the subject and highlighting their vulnerabilities.

However, the images also investigate the media’s obsession with badges of honour, as well as display a gritty-form of realism evident in many of the artist’s other works.

Ultimately, the artwork leaves the viewer questioning who are they looking at – icon or iconoclast?

For more information about McCourt’s work, visit her website.

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