Ellie MacGarry

Gloves (Green)


Archival Giclée on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm
Limited Edition of 50, with Certificate of Authenticity
280 x 350 mm

Ellie MacGarry’s work considers the self-conscious body on the brink of exposure, exploring the desire to be seen and even more desperate desire to be hidden. From details of tender introspective moments, to imagined garments or protective coverings, the intimacy and the theatre of the everyday is centre-stage. Focusing on fleeting moments that go unseen, MacGarry creates scenes paused at a point of transition – shirt half-unbuttoned, clothes and pockets become spaces of boundaries, with openings and layers acting as opportunities for concealment or touch.

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MacGarry (b.1991, Cambridge, UK) lives and works in London. She has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Leeds and an MFA in painting at the Slade School of Fine Art for which she received a Felix Slade scholarship. After graduating from the Slade in 2018 she undertook a residency at the Academy of Visual Arts in Hong Kong. Recent exhibitions include Disappearing Act at Steve Turner (2021), Your Hand is a Warm Stone at Steve Turner (2021), Untitled (But Loved) at Bosse and Baum (2020), Come Undone at Daniel Benjamin Gallery (2019), and I know that you know at Wells Projects (2019).