Kate MccGwire, Corvid – Slick – Heave – Evacuate

from 5osa

Kate MccGwire’s latest work is called Corvid (2011) and forms part of the Bound exhibition (1 – 30 April 2011) in which she participates with fellow artist Alice Anderson. Together they inaugurate All Visual Arts’ (AVA) new space at Kings Cross, London, in the best possible way. Corvid, according to Kate, is a serpentine formation made of crows’ feathers, a bird associated in folklore with thieving and deviant behaviour. The crows’ feathers used in Corvid were sent to her by gamekeepers and farmers who shoot the birds to stop them damaging crops and fledgling birds. A part of this story is reflected in Corvid that with its repeating pattern transmits a wicked kind of beauty.

Corvid 2011

Corvid 2011

Slick 2011

Evacuate 2010

Evacuate 2010

Sluice 2009

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