Rita McBride, ‘Mae West Mexico’, 2009, Alexander and Bonin
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Rita McBride

Mae West Mexico, 2009

Wool tapestry
102 3/8 × 72 7/8 in
260 × 185.1 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
About the work
Rita McBride
American, b. 1960
Follow

Throughout her career, Rita McBride has been skirting the labels others have applied to her practice; her works could be considered industrial design, public art, sculpture, architecture, and installation, or some combination thereof. Her interests lie in exploring the potential of her materials and engaging with the public, often by manipulating scale and the conventional associations of certain materials. McBride has pioneered the use of rust-free carbon, which she developed in partnership with a Bavarian corporation specializing in construction materials. Her most widely traveled piece, Arena (1997), is a monumental modular sculpture designed for quick installation and disassembly; it’s made of wood and Twaron, a heat-resistant fiberglass. Her pieces invite the viewer to interact, explore, and even reconfigure.

Rita McBride, ‘Mae West Mexico’, 2009, Alexander and Bonin
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
About the work
Rita McBride
American, b. 1960
Follow

Throughout her career, Rita McBride has been skirting the labels others have applied to her practice; her works could be considered industrial design, public art, sculpture, architecture, and installation, or some combination thereof. Her interests lie in exploring the potential of her materials and engaging with the public, often by manipulating scale and the conventional associations of certain materials. McBride has pioneered the use of rust-free carbon, which she developed in partnership with a Bavarian corporation specializing in construction materials. Her most widely traveled piece, Arena (1997), is a monumental modular sculpture designed for quick installation and disassembly; it’s made of wood and Twaron, a heat-resistant fiberglass. Her pieces invite the viewer to interact, explore, and even reconfigure.

Rita McBride

Mae West Mexico, 2009

Wool tapestry
102 3/8 × 72 7/8 in
260 × 185.1 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Other works by Rita McBride
Other works from Alexander and Bonin
Related works
Most Similar
Woven/Perforated
References to Art History