"Calendar Year", a striking series of graphite drawings at The Studio shows that numbers don't have to be dry ciphers on a spreadsheet. There is an opening reception for the art exhibit will be held on Friday, January 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Studio located on 50 Canal Street.
"2013 was my first full year on Canal Street," says McCarthy, whose eclectic gift shop and gallery has carved out a niche as the go-to place for both unique gifts and uncommon art. "I decided to keep track of how many people came in every day I was open, with a view toward creating an exhibit. I've been showing other artists for the past 3 years in the gallery, so I was excited for the challenge of making and showing my own work here".
The count was, by McCarthy's own admission, not fully accurate - she confesses that she sometimes would forget to tally - but the drawings show a year's worth of business information in a form that is more engaging than a traditional bar graph.
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