Saturday, June 12, 2010

PAUL McCarthy...

Paul McCarthy was born in Salt Lake City in 1945 and lives and works in California. Recent major exhibitions of his work include ‘Central Symmetrical Rotation’ Movement – Three Installations, Two Films’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008); ‘Paul McCarthy – Head Shop/Shop Head’, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2006), which toured to ARoS Aarhus Museum of Art, Aarhus, and S.M.A.K., Gent (both 2007); and ‘Paul McCarthy: LaLa land parodie paradies’, Haus der Kunst, Munich, which toured to Whitechapel Gallery, London (both 2005).

Captain Ballsack, Bush, pigs, piracy, Hummels and a plethoric variety of materials all feature in Paul McCarthy’s extraordinary new sculptures and drawings, on display in the downstairs galleries of Hauser & Wirth Zürich. The works extend McCarthy’s fictive universe, advancing a raucous, exuberant mayhem that further admits the depravities of society into the realm of art making.



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