Cathy McClure

American, b. 1965

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Cathy McClure

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American, b. 1965

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Sculptor and video artist Cathy McClure is known for creating intricate mechanical works that resemble old-fashioned children’s toys, at once humorous and uncanny. McClure often uses plastic or silver, the materials each bringing their own associative value to the finished pieces; the plastic references the disposable and fragile, as if an actual toy that a child might easily lose or break, while the silver works seem strangely precious, as in Rooster (2006). McClure also produces videos in which she cuts and destroys stuffed animals with a scissor, a violent and deeply metaphorical act relating to lost youth.

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Sculptor and video artist Cathy McClure is known for creating intricate mechanical works that resemble old-fashioned children’s toys, at once humorous and uncanny. McClure often uses plastic or silver, the materials each bringing their own associative value to the finished pieces; the plastic references the disposable and fragile, as if an actual toy that a child might easily lose or break, while the silver works seem strangely precious, as in Rooster (2006). McClure also produces videos in which she cuts and destroys stuffed animals with a scissor, a violent and deeply metaphorical act relating to lost youth.

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