The Man with No Name
- Horse costume, post-it note, sewing pin
- 70" x 24" x 6"
"This sculpture was made for my 2022 solo exhibition Clint Eastwood, and the title is a nod to his character from the 'spaghetti western' film trilogy made with director Sergio Leone. I found the grocery list in a cart while shopping when I lived in Philly over 10 years ago."
- Andrea McGinty
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Born in Sunrise, FL; based in Hamden, NY
Andrea McGinty creates mixed-media sculptures and photographic collages that expose the idiosyncrasies of ordinary human existence. From her everyday life, the artist culls materials (candles, fake fruits, IKEA houseplants) and motifs (the crows and bees that fly around her home; the bull’s eye in her backyard; the patio chairs that she noticed on a trip to Colombia). Recontextualizing these items and images, she reassembles surprising new configurations that are semi-abstract and semi-representational in nature.
McGinty’s works inspire both familiar and free associations. Her output invites viewers to pause and observe their domestic or natural environments—revealing the comedy and peculiarity that is too often missed in the bustle of daily experience. In opening up the significance of common objects, foods, and animals, McGinty illuminates the ways in which these elements register our innermost consciousness.