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Sean McElroy
updated: 05/08/2013
website: goldensplinter.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Wall of Congratulations
Wall of Congratulations (north wall)
Wall of Congratulations (west wall)
Hams
Sarah Lawrence vs. Vassar
The Temptation of St. Anthony
Three T-Bones
Cans
Volupte
Sundae Drawing
Breakfast Drawing
We Are Happy to Serve You (ceiling)
We Are Happy to Serve You
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  erotic, memory, historical, fantasy, narrative, social criticism, dreams, figurative
 
 
Wall of Congratulations by Sean McElroy
Wall of Congratulations
tempera wall painting with plaster, styrofoam, fabric, wood, and vinyl
2011
120" x  312"  x 192" 
Wall of Congratulations (north wall) by Sean McElroy
Wall of Congratulations (north wall)
tempera wall painting with plaster, styrofoam, fabric, wood, and vinyl
2011
120" x  192" 
Wall of Congratulations (west wall) by Sean McElroy
Wall of Congratulations (west wall)
tempera wall painting with plaster, styrofoam, fabric, wood, and vinyl
2011
120" x  312" 
Hams by Sean McElroy
Hams
plaster, styrofoam, $100
2011
Dimensions variable
Sarah Lawrence vs. Vassar by Sean McElroy
Sarah Lawrence vs. Vassar
Ink on Paper
2009
8 " x  10 " 
The Temptation of St. Anthony by Sean McElroy
The Temptation of St. Anthony
Ink and Casein on Paper
2009
11" x  9" 
Three T-Bones by Sean McElroy
Three T-Bones
painted wood
2013
Dimensions variable
Cans by Sean McElroy
Cans
India ink wall drawing
2010
60" x  36" 
Volupte by Sean McElroy
Volupte
India ink on paper
2011
7" x  18" 
Sundae Drawing by Sean McElroy
Sundae Drawing
ink on paper
2012
12 " x  16 " 
Breakfast Drawing by Sean McElroy
Breakfast Drawing
ink on paper
2012
12 " x  16 " 
We Are Happy to Serve You (ceiling) by Sean McElroy
We Are Happy to Serve You (ceiling)
tempera wall drawing
2012
144 " x  180 " 
We Are Happy to Serve You by Sean McElroy
We Are Happy to Serve You
tempera wall drawing
2012
108 " x  180 " 

Artist Statement

I like watching kids draw; I like the way they draw, the mechanics of their drawings. I like listening to them talk as they draw: “This is my mom... and this is our house... and this is the sun... and these are some flowers... and this is me... and this is a tree.” Or: “Here are the good guys, and they’re bombing the bad guys but their tanks are shooting the good guys’ tanks and here are some missiles.“ They make explosion sounds when they’re drawing battle scenes. This kind of drawing is personal, additive, compulsive, archetypal, a tangle of imagery, symbols, and language.
When I was a kid drawing was about a process of social negotiation, a way to sort through the mythologies and stories in circulation around myself. Unwittingly, I was using drawing to map the structure of the social world and figure out my place in it. As an adult my work has much the same function. It’s a playful but earnest exploration of the interplay of language, symbold, flesh, and food.

Artist Bio / CV

Born 1978

MFA, Painting, University of Washington,2011

MA, Painting, University of Michigan, 2003

BA, Classics, Brown University, 2001