Friday, August 6, 2010

Leigh McCarthy Donation

Leigh McCarthy

Leigh McCarthy is a serious daydreamer with an overactive imagination who grew up in LA. She is a multi-media raconteur whose work uses plays with narrative conventions. McCarthy's pieces also explore negative space, suggesting that what is not there can be as evocative as what is: stories untold; disasters unrecorded; pitfalls unseen. Once called a "romantic conceptualist," McCarthy here explores one of the subjects closest to her heart: the tenderness of failure.

McCarthy received her MFA from Goldsmiths College in London in 2001 and currently lives and works in San Francisco. Group exhibitions and projects include the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance (2010), Getty Center, Los Angeles (2008 and 2006), Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles (2008), L.A.C.E., Los Angeles (2006), and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2000). Her work has been reviewed in i-D magazine, Timeout London, and Dazed and Confused. Leigh is so very sorry she can't make it to the opening for Try in NY. Thanks for your donation, Leigh!

"I am Sorry"
9" x 12"
Graphite on post-it
Estimated Value $300
Starting bid $50

No comments:

Post a Comment