FABULOUS BEASTS

Solo Exhibition at Possible Worlds, Ottawa, Ontario.

"Inspired by bestiaries of the past, McDonagh reflects on the blurred line that separates humans from animals from otherworldly beings, creating an alternate reality where are all forms of life are seen as equal. Reminiscent of creatures such as dragons, griffins and centaurs, these new whimsical creatures take their own place within traditional folkloric backgrounds, rich with symbology and mythical elements. By mixing fact and fable in Fabulous Beasts, McDonagh comments on the precarious balance between life and death, chaos and peace, and good and evil, universally present in the myths of diverse lands, cultures and histories."

- Melanie Yugo, Possible Worlds.