Gary Rough

  • New York
  • March 5 - April 25, 2015
  • Photograph 1 from Gary Rough exhibition.
  • Photograph 2 from Gary Rough exhibition.
  • Photograph 3 from Gary Rough exhibition.
  • Photograph 4 from Gary Rough exhibition.
  • Photograph 5 from Gary Rough exhibition.

Fergus McCaffrey is pleased to announce an exhibition of mixed-media sculptures and works on paper by Gary Rough.

Rough’s practice is conceptual, appropriational, and expressionist. For his second exhibition at Fergus McCaffrey, he has gathered together prefabricated metal bathroom stalls, custom neon lighting, recycled wood sculptures, and his own distinctly crafted works on paper to create an installation that daubs high-church Minimalism and Conceptualism with the slapdash paintwork and carnality of any well-worn New York City dive bar.

The artist’s vocabulary of idiosyncratically rendered hearts, crosses, fetishized amputated legs, scribbled textual confessions, and thunderbolts unites Rough’s work through a distinct narrative voice. His texts and sculptural forms, which are sourced from the street or are personally composed, display a disturbing and volatile mix of explicit rage, tender intimacy, and frank confession.


VideoFergus McCaffrey | EXIT EVIL EXIL – Gary Rough: Between Glasgow and New York

Video: Highlights from the panel discussion and guided tour at Fergus McCaffrey, New York

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VideoIn the Studio With Gary Rough, Blouin Artinfo

Walking with ARTINFO’s Scott Indrisek, Gary Rough offered a tour of his Brooklyn-based studio. He examined the meaning behind the bathroom panels in his latest insta…

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Selected Works