MARY T. McCARTHY
Recent Works ArchivesBAC Solo ExhibitionTie DownWreckageUntitled (blue/orange)Beatrice (The Kiss Off)BeatitudeGreenhouseMark's TableThe Dream, (Black No. 4)Distance"Dogged" (Black No. 1)Red BlackWhite Stripe No. 1Serene PinkWhite Stripe #4Red Pink "Alinea"White Stripe No. 2Untitled No. 4ToastUntitled No. 6 Untitled No. 5Untitled No. 1"Hannah*Untitled No. 3Untitled No. 2Red Blue
Most recently, my paintings reflect how structure can become a continuation and expansion of ideas. Colors can be used to create balance or harmony, but can also destabilize a work in order to create perceptual or spatial ambiguities. I see this potential for color shift within a painting’s structure, as a metaphor for a general conflict between order and chaos, forces that create a necessary and important tension in my paintings. By using color in a more intuitive and subjective way, my recent work has developed into more structural limitations of my previous grid paintings.