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A Contemporary Sublime
Mary McIntyre
the MAC Belfast

Texts by Dr. Suzanna Chan and Kevin Henderson.


145 pages
250 x 310 mm
ISBN 9780957529908

Her work examines how painting and photography not only portray, but also construct the landscapes we see. She adopts the traditional, formal qualities of landscape painting and re-interprets them within a contemporary context. McIntyre’s series of images explore elements of natural phenomena and our perceptions of them. By photographing in very specific weathers, such as mist and fog, she produces documents of that which is intangible. In these images, the landscape itself, the supposed ‘site’ of the work, is rendered unknowable; it becomes an absent subject. This photobook is an accompanying work and catalogue for McIntyre’s 2013 exhibition at the MAC.1

About the Artist

Mary McIntyre was born in Northern Ireland where she lives and works. She graduated Master of Fine Art in 1990 at the at the University of Ulster at Belfast where she is a Reader in Fine Art.

About the Publisher

The MAC is a cultural hub and since opening in 2012 has quickly become a beacon for the ongoing regeneration of Belfast, offering an eclectic programme of visual art, theatre, dance, family workshops and lots more.

External links & References

  1. “Mary McIntyre:A Contemporary Sublime” The Mac