Museum in a Drawer profiles the art and interests of Laura Saunders, an Irish Artist who works primarily in illustration and drawing.
The social and visual history of medicine, curious visual matter and the idea of museum installation are investigated through drawing, photography, film, objects and installation. There is a necessary tension in many museums between the need to both educate and entertain. This produces interesting results- dioramas, illustrations, mock environments and life scale models all provide a different approach to artefacts and museum literature. But when it comes to retelling history in the museum environment, issues arise as to what information is given: which stories are retold and to what extent they are deliberated?
Saunders’ work reverberates an instinctive curiosity with the subject matter. Narratives are drawn from history and imagined history – engagements with eerie crop fields and darkened catacomb interiors create a space where a dialogue between the macabre and the comic takes place.
Saunders has exhibited in group and solo shows and has recently written and illustrated a children’s picture book which will hopefully be on shelves soon.
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