Kim McCarty is active/lives in California. Kim McCarty is known for watercolor portraits-children, botanics, nudes, ephemera.
Biography Kim McCarty
New Work: Morgan Lehman Gallery
October 26 - December 9, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 26, 6 - 8pm
Kim McCarty's obsession with watercolor and its ephemerality as a medium began when the artist's home and studio burned down in a massive wildfire in 1993. Since then, each McCarty painting is the result of many attempts at securing an image that reads as both static and transitory. The artist's process of working wet-into-wet on loose sheets of watercolor paper laid out across the floor forces her to grapple with forms that might disappear or disintegrate at any moment, inviting a perpetual renegotiating and reimagining of her subject through the liquidity of pigment suspended in water.
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