photography / participatory project
11 Giclée digital photographs (140 × 85 cm or 65 × 50 cm), 2017; exhibited in Legacies, Robert Mclaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, October to December, 2017
This project was part of a group exhibition that examined the work and lives of Alexandra Luke and Isabel McLaughlin. Women living at Adelaide House in Oshawa (formally owned by the McLaughlin family but currently owned by the YWCA) were invited to participate in an embroidery project. A list of quotes from McLaughlin and Luke’s personal correspondence were given to the participants. They picked a piece of their own clothing and a quote which I then embroidered onto their garment and returned to them. Photos of the garments and portraits of three of the participants were exhibited in the gallery.
“The MacGregor photography and time-based works document previous events, that in their expansive, inclusive and ongoing implications function as a way toward empowerment beyond the exhibition. The strategies work in concert, circling and elaborating on the memories while moving forward to celebrate contemporary women and art.”
—Sky Goodden, from Legacies catalogue
Catalogue available with texts by Margaret Rodgers and Sky Gooden.