"Seattle-based artist Cathy McClure tears open plush toys to reveal the beautiful robotic innards hidden beneath them."
- Video by Lauren Frohne
"If the movie Mad Max had had a toyshop, these half-whimsical, half-disturbing animals would have fit right in."
- Pilar Vilades
"If visual magic is her goal, McClure is 100 percent successful. Her three installations using motion, light and sound are astonishing, a visual and aural three-ring circus that scares and delights equally. They are so effective that they could bring even a curmudgeon to a state of childlike wonder."
- David Bonetti
"McClure beautifully fabricates this kind of in-between state; we want to decipher the mechanics of her contraptions even while we long to lose ourselves in the fantasy."
- Gayle Clemans
"The cotton wool flew.
“We’re getting down into the guts of the piece,” she said.
Poor little thing, I said.
She gave an explosive giggle.
“Not poor little thing! I prefer to see them as liberated,” she said."
- Anthony Haden Guest
"What lurks under the pelts of your kids' mechanical plush toys? Betty Bowen Award–winning artist and metalworker Cathy McClure took a pair of scissors to find out."
- Joule Zelman
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