Cathy McClure, ‘St. Sebastian 3’, 2010, Moss Bureau
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Cathy McClure

St. Sebastian 3, 2010

Plastic, sterling silver, battery-operated mechanism
6 × 3 × 2 in
15.2 × 7.6 × 5.1 cm
Location
New York
About the work
Cathy McClure
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.

Cathy McClure, ‘St. Sebastian 3’, 2010, Moss Bureau
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About the work
Cathy McClure
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.

Cathy McClure

St. Sebastian 3, 2010

Plastic, sterling silver, battery-operated mechanism
6 × 3 × 2 in
15.2 × 7.6 × 5.1 cm
Location
New York
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