Start the holiday festivities December 8th with Elizabeth McGrath signing her new book Incurable Disorder and pop-up gallery where her career began, La Luz de jesus, plus a bbq and photo ops with Zombie Santas Mike Odd of Rosemary’s Billygoat and Dookie Flyswatter of Haunted Garage with their cute Undead Elves.
One of the leading artists of the Pop Surrealism movement, McGrath has an uncanny knack for creating dark, edgy, fantastical works layered with beauty, angst and significance. Influenced by the relationship between the natural world and the detritus of consumer culture, she sculpts, paints and builds endearing, often tragic, creatures from a wide range of materials including ceramic, cloth, paint, paper, gold leaf, rhinestones, shells and found objects. From dioramas to mixed media paintings to three-dimensional sculptures, each piece is infused with deep meaning – historical narratives, cultural references, environmental statements – while teeming with the charm, dazzle and beauty of a lovingly crafted – and lovable – object.
Incurable Disorder is Elizabeth McGrath’s second full-length monograph, including works from 2005 to 2012.