With Master McGee's show around the corner at Prism's soon, I just found some nice fresh stuff from BAM/PFA's site:
“Throughout his career,” writes Alex Baker in the exhibition catalog, “Barry McGee has continued to surprise and contradict expectations.” Including rarely seen early etchings, letterpress printing trays and alcohol bottles painted with his trademark cast of down-and-out urban characters, constellations of vibrant op-art painted panels, animatronic taggers, and an elaborate re-creation of a cacophonous street-corner bodega, along with many new projects, this first midcareer survey of the globally influential San Francisco–based artist showcases the astonishing range of McGee’s compassionate and vivacious work.
Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Miriam and Erwin Kelen Acquisition Fund for Drawings, 1998; Photo credit: Glenn Halvorson
Interestingly enough, McGee will be following Os Gemeos' trail... After the retrospective exhibition with BAM/PFA, the show continues by traveling to Boston's ICA in Spring 2013, just after Os Gemeos' exhibition there.
I was visiting my nieces in Berkeley and decided to make a quick stop at BAM/PFA to see Barry's progress for the August show. They don't allow any photography but I was able snap few pics with my iphone:
I was visiting my nieces in Berkeley and decided to make a quick stop at BAM/PFA to see Barry's progress for the August show. They don't allow any photography but I was able snap few pics with my iphone
oh wow!.. this does look like it's gonna be the mothership of all Mcgee shows... so wish I could see that in person... maybe a flight to US is in order!?