(born, 1945 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
McCarthy’s versatile work includes drawings, sculptures, installations, performances, videos and film. Since the 1970’s, his work has been characterized by an intense preoccupation with physical and sexual violence. He often uses casts made from living models to intensify the process of association between the work of art and the viewer. His few hyperrealistic works are very convincing by virtue of their technical perfection. He uses the idea of the double to explore notions of voyeurism from the twin perspectives of shame and fascination.
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