“I gather, collate, re-use, layer, peel, burn, reveal, locate, question, duplicate, play and photograph” Kate MccGwire’s practice probes the beauty inherent in duality, exploring the play of
opposites – at an aesthetic, intellectual and visceral level – that characterises the way we conceive the world. She does this by appealing to our essential duality as human beings, to our senses and our reason, and by drawing on materials capable of embodying a dichotomous way of seeing, feeling and thinking. The finished work has a consistent ‘otherness’ to it that places it beyond our experience of the world, poised on a threshold between the parameters that define everyday reality.
Kate MccGwire Mixed media with mallard feathers in antique dome
50w x 55h x 24d cm
Photo: Tessa Angus courtesy of All Visual Arts