Kate MccGwire’s Feather Sculptures

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Kate MccGwire’s Feather Sculptures

Eerie bird-like artworks are strangely captivating...

London-based artist Kate MccGwire has been doing beautifully disturbing things with feathers for some years, and her latest pieces – predominantly housed in antique display units – are her most eerie works yet. Where her past works have famously seen feathers gushing from holes in walls, fireplaces and through gallery windows, the framing of MccGwire’s latest pieces evoke a kind of unsettling, Victorian curiosity; it’s as if they’re horrific creatures as museum pieces – but so alluringly beautiful at the same time. Objet d’art, sculpture, historic beast… it’s the perturbing contradictions that make MccGwire’s works so undeniably compulsive…

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Photography © Tessa Angus, courtesy of All Visual Arts

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