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Kim McCarty, ‘Blue / Herbs’, 2017, Morgan Lehman Gallery
Kim McCarty, ‘Blue / Herbs’, 2017, Morgan Lehman Gallery
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Kim McCarty

Blue / Herbs, 2017

Watercolor on paper
22 × 15 in
55.9 × 38.1 cm
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New York
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Kim McCarty
American, b. 1956
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Kim McCarty is known for her nubile and waif-like figurative watercolors in muted hues, which she likens to “blurry afterimages drifting past closed eyelids.” McCarty began working with the medium in 1993, after a fire destroyed her studio and she could no longer find a space with proper ventilation for working with oil paint and became quickly intrigued with watercolor’s transparency, immediacy, and “unforgiving qualities.” She works in a wet-on-wet technique, in which watercolor is applied to a moistened sheet of paper—a technique that allows for very little control over the final image because of the pigment’s tendency to spread. For McCarty, this style corresponds to the longing, loss, and vulnerability embodied in her subjects.

Kim McCarty, ‘Blue / Herbs’, 2017, Morgan Lehman Gallery
Kim McCarty, ‘Blue / Herbs’, 2017, Morgan Lehman Gallery
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About the work
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Image courtesy of the artist and Morgan Lehman Gallery.
Kim McCarty
American, b. 1956
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Kim McCarty is known for her nubile and waif-like figurative watercolors in muted hues, which she likens to “blurry afterimages drifting past closed eyelids.” McCarty began working with the medium in 1993, after a fire destroyed her studio and she could no longer find a space with proper ventilation for working with oil paint and became quickly intrigued with watercolor’s transparency, immediacy, and “unforgiving qualities.” She works in a wet-on-wet technique, in which watercolor is applied to a moistened sheet of paper—a technique that allows for very little control over the final image because of the pigment’s tendency to spread. For McCarty, this style corresponds to the longing, loss, and vulnerability embodied in her subjects.

Kim McCarty

Blue / Herbs, 2017

Watercolor on paper
22 × 15 in
55.9 × 38.1 cm
Sold
Location
New York
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