Selected works by Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy
Black Ball


Oil on canvas

147.3 x 101.6cm
Dan McCarthy’s Black Ball is captivating in its quiet simplicity. Removed from all traces of environment McCarthy’s beach girl is isolated on a fresh white background; a visual device that both heightens her allure and allows the paint itself to suggest a scene. Using oil paint with the effect of watercolour, McCarthy renders his figure in pale blue washes, allowing the subtle fluctuations of hue and intensity to replicate light and water, capturing perfectly a moment of poolside leisure. Through his articulate draughtsmanship, McCarthy’s Black Ball exudes a rarefied elegance, flaunting a sensile formalism to venture a delicate and contemplative moment of beauty.

Dan McCarthy's Biography

Dan McCarthy

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York


Anton Kern Gallery, New York
I Am the Walrus, Cheim & Read, New York
BFAS, Geneva
Home for the Holidays, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento

Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne
Today's Man, John Connelly Presents, New York

Circumnavigating A Sea of Shit, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York
Group Exhibition, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne

Dan McCarthy, Klaus Engelhorn Contemporary Art, Vienna
I Love NY, Benefit show, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Dan McCarthy, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
The Boys in Bubbles, Mark Flood, Dan McCarthy, Jack Pierson, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Dan McCarthy, Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Cologne

Gramercy International Art Fair, Regen Projects, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles
Organized by Jack Pierson

Daniel Ibanez, Dan McCarthy, Stephen Tasijan, Tom Cuguiani Gallery
Dan McCarthy, Simon Watson’s Living Room
Pure Pop for Now People, Jack Tilton Gallery
Drawings, Tom Cugulani Gallery
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center
Saint in the City, Tom Cugulani Gallery

Little Women, Little Men: Markers of Diminished Lives, White Columns, New York
Childhood Revisited, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

The Last Detail, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
Selections 50, The Drawing Center, New York