Jane McCormick: Not Half Right

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The work in Not Half Right exhibition is a disjointed narrative of the artist Jane McCormick’s chronically ill life as she enters her seventh decade with all guns not blazing.

She describes it as a monologue of misery, made slowly with many intermissions and peppered with moments of levity to sweeten the pill. The ephemera of a sick life and the associated pills, potions, cures and lotions are some of the themes in this work.

Not Half Right also explores rituals around healing and the never-ending search for ‘the cure’. Over the years McCormick has amassed a grand hoard of useless articles and medically related tat much of which has found its way into the drawings, prints and assemblages in the show.

Not Half Right was on exhibition at the Atypical Gallery, Belfast from 10 November – 21 December 2018

photo of pill bottles

Dr Lows Prescription. Pill bottles with photos of artist over text from Mental Health through Will Training by Dr Low. Published 1950.