Last night in conjunction with POWWOW ’14, RVCA & The Seventh Letter teamed up to put on an exhibition featuring some of the graffiti & street artists they are affiliated with. Working with similar sized canvases, they each translated their imagery and aesthetic on the streets onto panel for the popup show (691 Auahi Street). Take a look at what the impressive roster of artists came up with in the photos below as well as what Barry McGee (aka Ly Quan) hid on the back of a non-descript gray and black speckled […]
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On Saturday, January 25th, the newly located 101/Exhibit will be opening a Cat Art Show in Los Angeles with a portion of the proceeds will benefit Stray Cat Alliance. The roster features an interesting mix of artists including Antony Micallef, Clayton Brothers, FAILE, Gary Baseman, Jonathan Yeo, Justin Bower, Kevin E. Taylor, Luke Chueh, Barry McGee (aka Ly Quan), Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Natalia Fabia, Ray Caesar, Sage Vaughn, Shepard Fairey, Tim Biskup, Tracey Emin, among many others. Discuss this show here.
Last Thursday, renowned artist and AM favorite Barry McGee made his debut with New York blue chip gallery Cheim & Read. The solo exhibition marked the return of Barry to the Big Apple after an eight year absence. The San Francisco Art Institute alumnus brought along a diverse arsenal of graffiti, folk and op art techniques for this prime showcase of his colorful and bold visual vocabulary. From his classic painted glass bottles to eye-catching clusters to sculptural gems to his immense “boil” installation, this exhibition […]
Tomorrow night (September 12) in New York, Cheim & Read will be presenting a show from Barry McGee, his first solo with the gallery and in the Big Apple in 8 years. One of the most influential graffiti and street artists from the Bay Area, McGee has “assembled clusters of framed drawings and hand-painted wood panels accompany loose stacks of embellished surfboards, fetish-like wooden objects, and specially-made furniture.” Sounds like this is one of the must attend shows of the year if you are in the area… so […]
In this year’s VICE photo issue (recently released), an interesting collaboration between Barry McGee and photographer Jim Goldberg was featured. The series of works entitled Interfearance features some of McGee’s patterned motifs that he is famous for, juxtaposed with Goldberg’s shots. Take a look at the other joint artist-photographer creations here, and enjoy more of McGee x Goldberg’s pieces below. And, if you are interested in checking out the work in person, VICE will be putting on the collaborations show at the Superchief Gallery in New […]
Our hearts go out to the people of Boston and the incredibly sad tragedy they are dealing with. We do however have some photos from Barry McGee’s mid-career survey at the ICA Boston to share with you (also see a video). Included in the exhibition are many of the works that the Bay Area artist has made famous including his bottle clusters, massive wall installations of his patterned and character-based pieces, tower of video screens, painted objects, and much more. Perhaps the most creative (seen above) was the […]
Bringing back the first Rewind article in several weeks, we summarize the plethora of recent art related videos for you. At the top of the list is the newest video from Art21 as they follow and interview artist Barry McGee about his recent exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (covered). Insighful topics include his views on tagging and life on the streets with comparisons to his studio practice. Check out the footage below along with other notable videos… Above working with the children […]
The museum shows keep coming fast and furious for Barry McGee now. Quick on the heels of his exhibition opening at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth last weekend is Drawing From The Street, a mid-career survey at the ICA Boston set to kick off on April 6th. This chronological survey of McGee’s work from the 1990s to the present will include “30 works, including rarely seen early works on paper; reassembled works from key installations; a tower of video pieces; a massive three-dimensional cluster […]
Fans of Barry McGee in Texas will be happy to know the installation of his latest museum show is already underway for the opening this weekend. Held at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, site of the KAWS show a year ago (covered), the exhibition will feature much of what the influential San Francisco-based artist is known for. We can’t wait to see what else was shipped over in the Twist van (below) besides the panels seen above . Discuss Barry McGee here.
After recently seeing some of Barry McGee’s work during Basel Week Miami (here & here), it reminded us to get an update together on some things that we have come across recently from Mr. Twist. First up are a couple of recently released insightful videos that we enjoyed watching – one regarding his epic mural at Brooklyn’s Mark Morris Dance Group building (covered here & here) and the other regarding a commission he created for the Oakland Museum of California. Even more exciting is word of McGee’s next museum showing scheduled […]