80 Washington Square East, NYU

Marlene McCarty

I’m into you now. (some work from 1980-2010)

November 2 – December 18, 2010


80WSE proudly presented the first major survey of Marlene McCarty's work. This exhibit included mural prints of McCarty’s 1980 stage-set designs for Swiss punk bands such as Lilliput and Mother’s Ruin; her dirty word heat transfer on canvas paintings; “show-girl” and crucifix matchbook sculptures “Hearth” and “Cross-fire,” 1992 (like the heat transfers not seen since the early 90’s); McCarty’s famed large-scale drawings of teen-age woman murderers; and selections from more recent multi-figure drawings dealing with primates and religion.