Blue McRight, ‘Untitled (The Little Mermaid [Evening])’, 2012, Samuel Freeman

About Blue McRight

With a style rooted in the surreal, Blue McRight explores personal, poetic, and political dimensions of the ecological world, paying special attention to water. Based in Los Angeles, much of McRight’s work since the 1990s has explored the relationship between consumerism and the developing resources crisis around water. Her sculptures evoke a poetic dimension of this relationship, employing environmental forms such as trees and twigs that are positioned precariously. McRight’s drawing practice elicits other aspects of water, highlighting its role in mythology. And though the artist remains committed to the imminence of water issues, the idea of water has widened, acting as an entry point for a larger discussion of issues around science, the body, and rituals.


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