photo by Louisa McCarthy

White Snow Mammoth (WS)

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

Known widely for his prolific output of video, sculpture, performance, and installation, Paul McCarthy also works extensively in two dimensions. The ongoing series White Snow, first exhibited at Hauser & Wirth New York in 2009 and now encompassing hundreds of works, reveals the artist’s deft draftsmanship and layered, gestural approach to drawing. We are proud to present video works that accompanied the series.

White Snow Mammoth (WS) was originally displayed as part of McCarthy’s Park Avenue Armory installation, described by Holland Cotter in the New York Times as “satire framed in the language of Disney, Duchamp, 1950s suburbia, 21st-century greed and Craigslist pornography. The piece is grand and gross, with ambushing flashes of beauty and an X rating.”

(2010-11, digital video, 135 min.)

Note: This screening will take place in Cobb Hall 307, 5811 S. Ellis Ave.

Presented in partnership with the Renaissance Society in conjunction with their Paul McCarthy exhibition, Drawings, running through January 24.