Woolff Gallery, 89 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4PU       T: +44 (0) 207 631 0551         E:info@woolffgallery.co.uk      Mon-Fri: 10.30-6 & Sat: 11-5 (or by Appointment)

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The McGuires

Solo Exhibition 2018

The McGuires have created a body of work inspired by the seedy, shady underworld of Film Noir. Inhabited by gritty gangsters, femme fatales, exotic dancers, and disillusioned detectives these characters come alive within a series of intricate, animated, wall-mounted dollhouses. These magical artworks somehow take the viewer back to a child-like state of fascination and awe.

 

The silent diorama's are made even more absorbing when you become aware that the artists themselves play all of the characters. Through a combination of technology and creativity the delicate filigree fantasies are momentarily brought to life through digital projections and silent storytelling.

Below are short films of some of the available works at the Woolff Gallery exhibition. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE and click on the larger image to view the animation. Where possible a still photograph has been added alongside. Titles and Sizes are noted in the text.

 

Please contact the gallery on: info@woolffgallery.co.uk, or 0207 631 0551 for artwork availability, prices and shipping information.

'The Factory', click to watch a short film of the artwork.

'The Factory', Wood, Monitor, Raspberry Pi, 57 x 35 x 15cm. 

'The Big Factory'. The factory is available in a larger size with additional footage.

100 x 55.5 x 21cm, click to watch a short film of the artwork.

'Laundromat', click to watch a short film of the artwork.

'Dolls House', click to watch a short film of the artwork.

'Playhouse', click to watch a film of the artwork.

'Dolls House', click to watch a film of the artwork

'Laundromat', Wood, Monitor, Raspberry Pi, 

57 x 35 x 15cm. 

'Dolls House', Wood, Monitor, Raspberry Pi, 

25 x 32 x 25cm. 

'Playhouse', Wood, Monitor, Raspberry Pi, 

57 x 35 x 15cm. 

'Dolls House', Wood, Monitor, Raspberry Pi, 

57 x 35 x 15cm. 

'The Street', is also available. This is a combination of Laundromat, Playhouse, & Dollhouse.

Size 100 x 55.5 x 21cm

'Psycho: Homage to Hitchcock', click to watch a short film of the artwork.

'Jam Jar Fairies', these are fairies inside regular jam jars, click to view an installation of a number these - please contact the gallery for available works

'Water Nymph', click to view an installation of this wall mounted work

'Little People', this is a site specific installation which could be installed in a location of your choice - click to watch a short film of the artwork.

'Psycho: Homage to Hitchcock'. 98 x 60 x 28cm (image)

'Jam Jar Fairies'. 33 x 47 x 33cm (Image)

'Water Nymph'. 24 x 61 x 32cm (Image)

'Little People'. (Image)

"The McGuire's have created a world of trembling delicacy". The Sunday Times

"What follows makes the jaw drop and the head whirl". The Times

"It's a show with a gossamer touch that leaves you shivering". Metro

"Magical and exquisitely crafted, Kristin and Davy McGuire's mixture model universe is full of visual wonders". The Guardian

"It evokes a haunting sense of magic". Time Out