Eleanor McGough brings a blend of hand cut paper installation and acrylic painting to the gallery for an exhibit titled “Diminutive Messengers.” Inspired by insect forms, McGough articulates a sense of wonder for the astonishing variety and intricacy of these creatures along with a sense of foreboding for the messages they convey about the issues at play in our ecosystem.
Sc, originally from the Pacific Northwest, maintains a studio in Northeast Minneapolis. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and studied in Brighton, England on scholarship. She is the recipient of two Minnesota State Arts Board grant awards as well as a Bemis Foundation Residency. McGough’s work is represented by Rosalux Gallery and Veronique Wantz Gallery in Minneapolis, MN, and was featured in a segment on the Twin Cities Public Television arts program, MN Original, in 2013. Working with a mixture of new and recycled materials, McGough works in the realms of ephemeral paper installations as well as acrylic painting. Her work is inspired by her fascination with plants and insects and is shaped by the themes of climate change and habitat loss.