Ed McCarthy likes to play with wood. And metal. And lots of other materials, so his work is usually pretty intriguing. His show in March is no exception; in his own words, he recalls a love of sculpture to which he has remained true for a long time:
My sculptures are what a toddler with an engineering degree would build. When I was 5 years old I could spend hours on the floor with my bag of Playskool wood blocks. I still remember the texture of the worn surfaces and the colors of the stained wood grain. The sculptures I built then pierced space, or so it seemed, and often ended with a fatal crash. My current body of work is an extension of my toddler years. I’ve just gotten better at assembling them.
McCarthy’s new sculptural pieces will be on display with Carmi Weingrod’s new work at Shift through the month of March–please join us in welcoming them!
Artist Reception: March 7, 5-8pm
Tashiro-Kaplan Arts Complex #105
306 S. Washington Street
Just follow the First Thursday crowd, see you soon!