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Previews: Barry McGee // Sites Unseen @ Moscone Center Garage

Today, the 9th of October, public art by Barry McGee will be unveiled (3PM–6PM) at the Moscone Center Garage in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood. This will be an inaugural event for Sites Unseen, a nonprofit public art organization that joined with Ratio 3 gallery for this project. The installations by the world famous SF-based artist will feature multi-colored geo panels installed in several locations on the exterior of the Moscone Center Garage, along with hand painted signature characters. Through 2018, seven alleys in the neighborhood also have plans to […]
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Recap: Barry McGee @ MC06 // Monster Children

Barry McGee has always been known for doing things the unconventional way – from mediums used to installing and organizing shows, he keeps finding new ways to do the unexpected. His recent RVCA-supported show in Sydney, on the 17th of March, at Sydney’s Monster Children Magazine’s MC06 space was an example of that. Back for a show in Australia after an 11 year absence, Barry setup a one night event that lasted for two hours sharp. This time, there was no large installations, flipped vans, big clusters of smaller works or any of the […]
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Previews: Barry McGee @ MC06, Monster Children, Sydney

Eleven years since his last Australian solo show, Barry McGee returns “down under” for a one night event. In conjunction with RVCA, this Thursday night, the 17th of March, Sydney’s Monster Children magazine will be opening (and closing) his exclusive solo show at their exhibition space MC06 in Camperdown. For this show, McGee will be exhibiting an extremely limited edition display of new works, including a series of painted surfboards and smaller works on paper. All the pieces on display will be on sale that night with a percentage of profits […]
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Openings: “PDFW” @ Slow Culture

Last month Slow Culture moved from LA’s Highland Park to Chinatown, and on March 4th, they opened the PDFW: Performance. Drawing. Film. Writing. group show by THE DFW crew. Curated by Barry Mcgee and made possible with support from Obey and Vans, the show marks a new phase for the secret international art club that is DFW. Established as an art gallery, Slow Culture’s new space is meant to provide artists with a workspace and studio to help foster new projects, workshops, and installations. With their general idea being to present everything from visual artists to musicians […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Recap: Untitled

Another strong satellite fair seen during this year’s Basel Week Miami was certainly Untitled. Showing a diverse selection of contemporary works, the roster included 119 international galleries, not-for-profit exhibition spaces and institutions from over 20 countries. From familiar and well established names to young, new emerging talents from around the globe, the fair included paintings, installations, sculptures as well as performance art pieces. Aside from classic works by Barry Mcgee, Claire Rojas, Jen Stark, Daniel Arsham or Ed Moses, Untitled introduced us to some new names and fresh […]
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Openings: Barry McGee – “China Boo” @ Ratio 3

After an interval of seven years, Barry McGee is back at Ratio 3 in San Francisco and this time he brought along 50 of his friends to join him. This particular show had a few surprises and whole lot of what we love about the Bay Area legend such as painted signs, geometric paintings, customized surfboards, painted bottles, sketches, and photography. The main gallery hosted the man known as Twist’s work with the vacant store next door converted to the L. Quan – Check Cashing & Healing Arts Centre for all […]
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Upcoming: Barry McGee – “China Boo” @ Ratio 3

Half a year since his last show with Todd James at V1 gallery in Copenhagen (covered), Barry McGee will opening a China Boo at Ratio 3 in San Francisco. The last time he showed with the gallery was back in 2008 with a exhibition entitled A Moment for Reflection: New Work by Lydia Fong. As per usual with the Bay Area-based artist, there is very limited pre-info available about this event, but it seems that he is also curating another group show that will include works by a large group of international friends and artists. […]
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Releases: Barry McGee x HUF Skatedeck

HUF recently released a skate deck featuring the iconic work of Bay Area legend Barry McGee, sold-out on their website but still available here. The 7-ply skateboard measures 31″ x 9″ and features one of the McGee’s faces on the top. For those feeling lucky, HUF is giving a way one of these along with matching socks and a zine – details here for those interested. Discuss Barry McGee here.
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Recap: “Highlights From Past SFAQ [Projects] 2012–2015″ @ SFAQ [Project] Space

Just closing over the weekend at the SFAQ [Project] Space, the gallery space of the magazine, was a show entitled Highlights From Past SFAQ [Projects] 2012–2015. The title of the exhibition speaks for itself – artists who have collaborated with the publication before on pullouts or inserts have these projects on display along with an artwork that corresponds to it. These eleven artists are Alexandre Arrechea Arrechea, Chris Burden, Amy Franceschini, Paul Kos, Tom Marioni, Sean McFarland, Mark Mulroney, Barry McGee (seen above), Guy Overfelt, Rafael Rozendaal […]
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Openings: Barry McGee & Todd James – “FUD” @ V1 Gallery

On May 28th, V1 gallery  in Copenhagen, or V1 contemporary art center as the artists renamed it for the occasion, hosted a preview of FUD, a two men show featuring  Barry McGee & Todd James. Being long time friends, this was the second time they exhibited together in Copenhagen. Matching their visual language that often celebrates ridiculousness and nonsense in any form, the show was titled with a made up word that can be found in James’ earlier works. Without being pretentious about the depth and meaning […]
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