The Kate MccGwire Exhibition London takes place at the All Visual Arts Gallery and runs from the 23rd November 2012 – 26th January 2013. Kate MccGwire has created her work entirely from feathers, giving the pieces an eerie and exotic feel to them.
This spectacular collection of work has been named Lure after the ring of feathers used by falconers to coax their birds to return to them. The effect of using these natural materials gives the sculptures a disquieting anthropomorphic form, and these stunning feathers have been taken from common British birds, such as doves, pigeons, jackdaws, crows and magpies and many more.
The award winning Kate MccGwire commonly uses natural materials in her work, previously using unconventional items such as chicken bones. However, she has had a preference for feathers due to their abundance and the connotations that come from each individual bird.
One particular piece on display MccGwire uses dove and pigeon feathers together as the two birds have opposing connotations. Pigeons have long been thought of as dirty vermin, whereas doves symbolize purity, but in contrast are technically the same species of bird.
MccGwire has had many major exhibitions in both London and international Galleries, yet this exhibition demonstrates some of the artist’s most stunning displays. All the sculptures on display are thought-provoking and the exhibition promises to inspire all who visit it, so why not take a wonder round these feathered specimens and be amazed, and if you’re interested in fine dining why not experience one of 5ive Star London’s exquisite Restaurants.