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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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Museo Tamayo
Selected exhibitions
2016
RITA McBRIDE – CLAVISMai 36 Galerie
2014
Rita Mcbride - pattern & decorationAlfonso Artiaco
2010
Rita Mcbride - ProfiliAlfonso Artiaco
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Temple of Isis, 1997

Bronze and marble, sculpture in bronze: cm 140 x 57 x 2, marble base: cm 15 x 32 x 23
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Napoli
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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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Museo Tamayo
Selected exhibitions (3)
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Other works from Alfonso Artiaco
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