KIM McCARTY

Artist statement:

"I have always been interested in identifying an expression that suggests both longing and loss.

My work has gone through stages of subject matter from images of adulthood to the recent exploration of adolescence. I’m interested in the adolescence expression of fragile vulnerability and their knowing and questioning gaze.

By using a “wet into wet” watercolor medium and without specific subject, I wish to convey the transitory and emergent state. The figures heads become too large for their small, narrow bodies, their hands too large for their arms. The watercolor is so translucent that the medium expresses both flaws and perfection.

The process is extremely fleeting and an image is either created or lost within seconds. It can sometimes take weeks to create a watercolor that has the delicate balance of realism and abstraction. In many ways this watercolor process feels much like the immediacy of childhood and adolescence itself. By this process I attempt to explore the dichotomy between uncertainty and focus, and the emotional state that lies beneath the surface."


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Beauty; Something To Contemplate Kim McCarty Opens at Morgan Lehman
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Avenue Magazine History in a New Medium
Architectural Digest A Post-and-Beam Home in Malibu, Rebuilt 20 Years After It First Ran in AD
New York Academy of Art About Face press
New York Academy of Art A Closer Look
The Chalkboard On Spirulina and Creating Space: In the Studio with Painter Kim McCarty
The Detroit News Abstracts and Animals at David Klein Gallery
Modern Luxury Manhattan
KCRW Art Talk: Our Best and Our Worst
laist 33 Billboards Will Become Public Art Instead of Ads Next Month
domino An Inspired Event Series by HATCH
HATCH Spotlight: All Eyes On Kim McCarty
The New York Times A Resilient Blythe Danner Happily Takes Things in Stride
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Good Bones, Great Pieces

Artist Spotlight: Kim McCarty

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Kim McCarty Paints! Art Talk

Opening Ceremony

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Kim McCarty's 'Boys & Girls' Brings Uncertain Humanity To Morgan Lehman Gallery

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