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McDermott & McGough

Visual artists David McDermott and Peter McGough comprise McDermott & McGough, a contemporary art collaboration best known for using alternative historical processes in their photography including the techniques of cyanotype, gum bichromate, salt, tri-color carbo, platinum and palladium. Their photography involves appropriating images and objects from late 19th Century to the mid 20th Century, and they project an image of themselves as gentlemen, posing as erudite, impertinent characters. McDermott and McGough’s work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions at such institutions as Cheim & Read (New York), Galerie Jérome de Noirmont (Paris), Pat Hearn Gallery (New York), Massimo Audiello Gallery (New York), Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone (Rome), Sperone Westwater (New York), Galerie Bruno Bischofberger (Basel), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Kunsthalle Wien (Austria), Manezh Moscow and The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Previous exhibitions also include the Whitney Biennial, New York, in 1987, 1991 and 1995. McDermott & McGough mounted a mid-career retrospective at the Provincial Museum Voor Modern Kunst, Oostende, Belgium. They currently split their time between Dublin and New York City.