July 25, 2012

Artist Watch: Dan McCarthy

Monday was a great day because a silkscreen print that I have been patiently waiting for finally arrived!  I have been a fan of Dan McCarthy's work for years now and I'm so excited to have his 'Silence is Golden' print hanging in the studio.  It's stunning in person, the image below does not do it justice:

His work reminds me of Eyvind Earle's work-- graphic, bright colors, and nature based images.  But McCarthy also does these amazing gradients in his prints that add atmosphere and mood to the pieces.  The bright colors against stark black images really pull you in.  Sometimes he's subtle with the color, other times he's full on rainbow!

Check out more of Dan McCarthy's work here and his most recent show here.

-- Jess

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