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Kirk McCarthy: Topos Gnosis
On View March 2 - April 14, 2019

Kirk McCarthy‘s new work Topos Gnosis engages with the fluidity of landscape in complicated times, and the environment as metaphor for states of consciousness. The gallery is constellated by amorphous islands upon which handmade, natural, surreal, precious and not so precious mountain/landscape-like objects are staged. Other forms multitask as topographies, destination, and site. At play are the principals of Zen gardens, in which the design of space and the objects within it reflect and expand the spatial aspects of the mind.

About the Artist

Kirk McCarthy is a mixed media sculptor whose work alludes to eccentric systems, unseen forces of nature, and processes in operation that we cannot always perceive; the interconnectedness of things can show up in unpredictable ways.  Innovative use of materials, conceptual adventures, and physical experimentation drive his work. McCarthy has a BFA in Ceramics from California College of Arts, an MFA in Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA in Sculpture from University of Washington, and a MID (Masters in Industrial Design) from University of the Arts. Selected exhibitions include: “Phase Shifts and Other Probabilities” at Vox Populi, Philadelphia, “Liminal Systems” at TandM Arts, Philadelphia “Hybrid Vigor,” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; “Postmark; An Abstract Effect,” SITE Santa Fe, N.M.; “Flux,” Philadelphia Art Alliance; “Kirk McCarthy,” Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas; “Crazy Beautiful,” Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, N.Y.; “The Authentic Visual Voice,” Rutgers University, Camden, N.J.; “Morph: Meta(Morph)osis and Bio(Morph)ism in Contemporary Sculpture,” Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas; “Simple Things,” Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas.
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