ArrestedMotion logo
Tag Archives: Barry McGee

Upcoming: Barry McGee @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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.

Update: Barry McGee

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 […]

Basel Week Miami ’12: Cheim & Read @ Art Basel

With a hugely popular retrospective that just closed at the Berkeley Art Museum, Barry McGee exhibited two new pieces with his new New York gallery Cheim and Read in its booth at Art Basel Miami Beach. A gigantic skull painting by Donald Baechler was another highlight, as it stared blankly at fair-goers. To say that McGee and Baechler was in good company is much of an understatement, as works by Alice Neel, Joan Mitchell, Lynda Benglis and other notables were spread throughout. Discuss Basel Week […]

Basel Week Miami ’12: Art Basel Highlights – Part 2

Without a doubt the sun of the art fair solar system that is Basel Week Miami is Art Basel. Concentrating on just this fair and dedicating our energy to catching it in its entirety including the two hundred plus blue chip galleries present took AM two full days (see day one). It was definitely worth the time spent as we observed million of dollars and flowing from collectors into the art world. What was interesting is the more notable influence of a younger generation artists […]

Showing: “The Art Of The Joke” @ V1 Gallery

Earlier this month, the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen opened a new group exhibition entitled The Art Of The Joke. Curated by Kathy Grayson of The Hole, the show is a condensed version of a larger curatorial project by Kathy that will take shape next year at her showspace in New York. Spurred on by conversations with artists who did standup comedy as well as many artists who integrate humour into their works, the art show next year will turn her gallery into a comedy club. For now, […]

Rewind: Nov 5 – 11

Leading off this week’s Rewind of art videos is a sweet film from Andrew Telling documenting Conor Harrington’s (interviewed) trip to Vardø, Norway for Komafest (covered). Entitled Old Norse, this is the third (see here & here) collaborative video project between the two and we can’t wait for more. Other notable videos to check out include: Teaser video for Cyrcle.’s second solo exhibition. Video recap of Futurism 2.0 “Symmetry across Centuries” group exhibition. NYC Dark – a film on the black out in NY after Sandy (via High […]

Rewind: Oct 29 – Nov 4

Leading off this week’s collection of art videos is an insightful look at the current Barry McGee retrospective (covered) at the BAM/PFA. In it, Director Lawrence Rinder and Assistant Curator Dena Beard talk about various aspects of the Bay Area legend’s work from the late 1980s to the present. Make sure you stop by before the exhibition close on December 9th for a look at it yourself. Other videos worth watching include: Video of the A Show of Heads show featuring John Casey, Lucien Shapiro & Brian […]

Streets: Barry McGee – Brooklyn (Part II)

We recently gave you a first look at Barry McGee mural that was in progress at Brooklyn’s Mark Morris Dance Group. Now, the mural which incorporates the Bay Area legend’s classic portrait heads and geometric designs has been completed. With the assistance from Colossal Media, the eight story high mural took about a week to finish. Seen from the local streets, this well using Twist’s signature cluster panel paintings was a sight to behold. Check out the details below…. Discuss Barry McGee here.

Streets: Barry McGee – Brooklyn (Part I)

No rest for the weary as Barry McGee has headed over to Brooklyn to work on a gigantic mural after recently putting together a stunning museum solo at the BAM/PFA (UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). Starting this past weekend, Mr. Twist’s new piece is a larger representation of his signature cluster panel paintings. Located at the building housing the Mark Morris Dance Group, this beautiful and detailed mural will take more than a week to paint, thanks to the help of Colossal Media. AM stopped […]

Update / Setup: Barry McGee @ BAM/PFA

San Francisco-based Barry McGee returns for his first Bay Area solo museum exhibition in 18 years at BAM/PFA (UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive). This will mark his first midcareer survey, in which all of his previous major installations have been reinterpreted and put under one roof (from his van installation at REDCAT to his Street Market at Deitch to a 1999 stolen mural that was placed on Howard Street in San Francisco, just to name a few). This exhibition as been three […]