Ed McCarthy (edwardjmccarthy.com) explains, "With a background in architecture and engineering, I can't help but incorporate both architectural and structural form into my sculpture. My work tends to be abstract. Simple geometric shapes appeal to me. I spend a lot of time thinking about the use of material in my work and solving fabrication problems."
What art do you most identify with?
I have a preference for abstract art. I sometimes think what it would have been like to have been a part of the Abstract Expressionism movement in New York over 60 years ago.
Where can people normally find you hanging out?
I spend time in the Methow Valley. I’m attracted to the open valley, mountain trails, barren winter landscapes, and smell of pine.
If you could own a piece of art by any living artist, what would it be (or whose)?
Richard Serra’s Backdoor Pipeline. Might as well dream BIG.
What are things you like about our arts community?
I like the depth and variety of the arts in Seattle. There’s also a sense of enthusiasm which I find to be contagious.
What kind of art could we find your home?
My wife is the art collector and we tend to have a lot of prints. Fortunately she too favors abstract art. You’ll find my sculptures around the house. They don’t fit in a flat file very well.
What is the best home for your art?
I often visualize my completed sculptures sitting in a sparsely decorated contemporary home with wood floors and lots of windows. I love the interplay between sculpture and the shadows created by light.
- 2016 – Rust – No Rust , Shift Gallery (Seattle, WA)
- 2015 – Old Steel, Shift Gallery (Seattle, WA)
- 2014 – Mud , Shift Gallery (Seattle, WA)
- 2013 – unblocked , Shift Gallery (Seattle, WA)
- 2015 – Cross Pollination, Shift Gallery (Seattle, WA)
- 2014 – Meaning of Wood, Washington State Convention Center (Seattle, WA)
- 2014 – Art Exchange, Gallery 25 (Fresno, CA)
- 2013 – Peak Shift, Shift Gallery (Seattle, WA)
- 2013 –Pamphlisets, Washington State Convention Center (Seattle, WA)
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