‘(If you don’t play), you can’t be a winner’
‘(If you don’t play), you can’t be a winner’ is a site specific installation where clay vessels will be hand built in situ at 213 Kupfer. This work takes as its focus the traditional idea of ‘making something of oneself’ – playing out the notion of building a nest egg. Invoking the broader questions of value and purpose, exposing the relationship between frantic attempt and probable failure.
McEvoy’s practice explores her personal relationship with social mobility and the desire for assimilation. This investigation takes place by means of the collection of souvenirs, material traces of existence. These relics are presented alongside hand-built ceramic vessels created as an ode to aspiration. McEvoy’s work explores the gathering of cultural capital as well as the performative aspects of taste and its ephemeral nature.