Coastal Currents commissions launch in Paris

We are proud to announce that two works Coastal Currents festival 2014 commissioned by Kate MccGwire, were snapped up by two Parisian galleries of note.

Kate was contacted after feather works Purge and Secrete’s breathtaking images our festival photographer Alexander Brattell were noticed by two Parisian Galleries

Coastal Currents attended the Opening of the Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris on the 20th October where Secrete was launched to the arts elite. An exhibition of several of Kate’s pieces sat in the incredibly ornate surroundings of this classical style courtyard gallery; between glass cabinets filled with guns to enormously beautiful marble topped cabinetry. Secrete was the star of the show, arresting crowds to stop and stare,  flowing out as it did in St Mary in the Castle but this time over polished parquet flooring. This felt like the only object in the museum to be so exposed and fluid that it starkly contrast with the other contained old hunting pieces. At the same time, it all made perfect sense in a museum devoted to animals and hunting, shining out like jewels; the most alive of any of the works.

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Purge was noticed by the Natural History Museum and Kate was requested to show it as part of the FIAC art fair. This was the most incredible of settings in the most cavernous and spectacular building. Again crowds gathered around Purge which sat in one of the main corners of the museum between the amoebas and the central procession of everything from zebras to elephants. What a wonderful way to end the festival for this year.

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http://blog.katemccgwire.com/post/99990947246/exhibition-natural-history-museum-paris

http://blog.katemccgwire.com/post/99987655671/exhibition-musee-de-la-chasse-et-de-la-nature

http://www.chassenature.org/fr/le-musee/les-expositions/covert

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