Ted McCann
Green Illume
Apr 3 – 26, 2013

Hap Gallery present Green Illume, New York sculptor Ted McCann’s first west coast show.

Ted McCann leads a quiet life in Brooklyn, New York. He’s a dad, with a job in construction. Over the past ten years, he’s spent much of his free time reading about the lives of people who have chosen a very different path: soldiers. In this body of work, McCann’s obsession with military life—especially its sense of certainty and camaraderie—seeps through his representations of a day-to-day reality as a Volvo-driving, grocery-shopping, kid-schlepping, NPR-listening, mid-life-crisis–approaching guy. Beside a mosaic of flotsam collected at the seashore with his son, hangs a riff on a bulletproof vest. The show’s title, Green Illume, is an army term for full lunar illumination, which makes nighttime operations dangerous. It’s the artist’s admission that the same full moon he romanticizes from his safe city apartment can spell disaster for the soldiers he romanticizes. The path not chosen is easy to idealize, but then again, so is his life, right here.

Ted McCann holds an MFA from Yale School of Art and a BA from Carnegie Mellon University. He has exhibited his work at CRG gallery, Derek Eller Gallery and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York, as well as Galerie Emi Fontana in Milan, Italy, and James Solomon Gallery in East Hampton, New York

Adrift
46 x 60 in., found foam, paint, wood & mahogany
2014
Washout
Approximate dimensions 18 x 22 in., found foam, paint, wood & ball
2013
Aramid
30.5 x 32 in., wood, Kevlar & paint
2014
Chosen (Hap Edition of 10)
23 x 28 in., paint, canvas & wood
2014
Compass
50 x 50 x 30 in., brass & wood
2010
Dark Aramid
24 x 29 in., wood, paint & fiberglass
2014
Gate
24 x 86 x 72 in., wood, steel & fabric
2011
Korengal Branch
96 x 52 x 72 in., steel, fabric, wood, netting & paint
2012
Marja
20 x 26 in., foam, fabric, fiberglass & wood
2014
Pattern
22 x 65 in., plywood & MDF
2013
Rack
68 x 46 x 8 in., wood, PVC & metal
2014
Signatures
18 x 22 in., mixed media
2013
Targets
10 x 7 in., wood, paint, fiberglass & metal
2014
Together
4 x 30 in., powder coated steel
2009
Untitled
Dimensions variable, canvas, latex & wood
2009
Wanat
54 x 96 in., fabric
2014
Window
Dimensions variable, painted wood
2010
Window/grey
Dimensions variable, painted wood
2010
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