Win McCarthy 1986

Lives in New York. Works in New York.
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Galerie Fons Welters

Win McCarthy is an American artist, living and working in Brooklyn, New York.

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Mirror Cells' Asks: What Lights Up the Brain
Consider Win McCarthy’s wonderfully zany constructions resembling architectural models, roughly made of foam board, cardboard, staples, tape, wire mesh and other ordinary materials. They look as if they were created with feverish urgency by a self-taught eccentric or an architect in the throes of a nervous breakdown. Profusely punctuated by small snapshots and reproductions of advertisements posted on thin wooden sticks, they also include poems printed in eye-strainingly small fonts, like one that reads in part: How can it possiblybe true?I mean the simultaneity of all this.me here now. gluing hair to this discomfortinghomunculusbabbling to some stranger about an ‘architecture of interiority.’ Projecting intensely self-conscious states of mind, Mr. McCarthy’s works are busily infectious. But given their complexities of form and content, it seems likely that there’s a lot more happening in the minds of his viewers than what mirror neurons can cause.
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Ken Johnson - New York Times

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Recent solo exhibitions include Gridlock Person, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2018); Mister, Silberkuppe, Berlin, Germany (2017); and Mouth, etc, Off Vendome, New York, NY (2015). Selected group exhibitions include In Search of Sunrise, Galerie Crevcour, Marseille, France (2018); Michael Krebber/Win McCarthy/Josephine Pryde/Trevor Shimizu, Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain (2018); Pure Fiction, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France (2016); Mirror Cells, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2016); Takashi Murakami’s Superflat, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan (2016); and Puddle, pothole, porthole, Sculpture Center, New York, NY (2014).

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Education Bard College BA, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY, 2008 Solo Exhibitions 2019 Apartment Life, Svetlana Gallery, New York, USA 2018 Gridlock Person, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Introduction (duo with Jasper Spicero), Rudolf Steiner Bookstore, New York, USA 2017 Mister, Silberkuppe, Berlin, Germany 2015 Mouth, etc, Off Vendome, New York, USA 2013 The Long Drain, Off Vendome, Dusseldorf, Germany Group Exhibitions 2019 Duo with Jasper Spicero, Arcadia Missa, London, UK Delirious, Lustwarande, Tilburg, The Netherlands Peel, Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles, USA Smart to the Core: Embodying the Self, SMART Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA Trouble in Paradise. Collection Rattan Chadha, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands MulierMulier Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium 2018 The Tissue of Memory, Simon Lee Gallery, New York, USA In search of Sunrise, Galerie Crevecouer, Marseille, FR The Hard Facts of Tragedy in April, Lomex, New York, USA Michael Krebber, Win McCarthy, Josephine Pryde, Trevor Shimizu, Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain 2017 Eric Schmid is and Idiot, What Pipeline/Cave, Detroit, USA 2016 Pure Fiction, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France Mirror Cells, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA Takashi Murakami’s Superflat, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan An Increasingly Desperate Man, Alter Space, San Francisco, USA 2015 Cabin Fever Creature, Centre for Style, Melbourne, Australia The Secret Life, Murray Guy, New York, USA These Are Not My Horses, curated by Alexander Shulan, James Fuentes, New York, USA Towers of Dub (Live Orbient 3.9.93), Thomas Duncan, Los Angeles, USA 2014 To The End of the Line curated by Marta Fontolan, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles, USA Puddle, pothole, porthole, Sculpture Center, New York, USA Honey That Isn’t Real: Rochelle Goldberg, Win McCarthy, Jared Madere, Bed Stuy Love Affair, Brooklyn, USA Sweet Potato, STL Lux, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg That Singing Voice, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain 2013 Coconut Water, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, USA IT-THOU, Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles, USA Lucas Knipscher, Win McCarthy, Sigmar Polke, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, USA Illuminations, curated by Matthew Higgs, Richard Telles, Los Angeles, USA 2012 Le fond de l’air effraie, Camille Henrot Studio, Bienalle de Belleville, Paris, France Some Facts about Manhattan, Martos Gallery, New York, USA 2011 Neapolitan, Neapolitan, (duo) Cleopatra's, Brooklyn, New York, USA