On July 1st, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara opened a new solo exhibition from Barry McGee for the summer. I have to say Barry’s shows never disappoint. This specific installation by the San Francisco artist fills the entire museum which is basically one large room and it’s a sensory overload of paintings, sculptures, photos, and personal ephemera of the artist. The attention to detail in each work and the seeming chaos of how the individual works are paired together create new experiences with each run through the floor.
As they say, a picture says a thousand words, so I’ll shut up now and put up my pictures. Enjoy!
The show closes on October 14th, so if you’re in the area, it’s a must-see.
– Santa Barbara, CA
Street art is an obviously male-dominated culture. I must admit, even this very blog that you are reading right now is a testament of how few woman artists are a part of street/urban art based on the number of posts that mention a female artist. That fact alone makes Margaret Kilgallen stand out, but pair that with her talent and genuine passion for creating, she becomes a legend. Despite her passing too early, her bold, yet muted in color, figures she created in her work on the street and in the galleries still find relevance today.
YouTube recommended the video above to me today and I thought I should share.
Very rad. A scene with 2 people embracing and kissing each other loops 3 times, but nearly every frame is done by a different artist. According to the description in the video, “120 artists, illustrators, and animators” from all over the world collaborated on the video. A full list of the contributing artists can be found at heckler.tv/loveislove.
In this current climate of “Us vs Them”, it’s refreshing to this message of inclusivity and equality being put out there to counterbalance it.
This is totally random for this blog, but it’s my blog and I’m feeling like eating a cheeseburger right now, so I’m going to post this video. Think of it as… art for your tastebuds.
It’s a super old video from “The Creative Lives” feature of Barry McGee at the time of SFMOMA’s 75th year anniversary show in late 2009. Barry McGee is definitely on the top my list of “artists to collect when I hit the lotto”.
Don’t be alarmed! The first minute of this video starts off like an educational science video you might’ve seen in high school, but I swear it’ll blow your mind if you keep watching. Kelsey Brookes (@kelseybrookes) has been hiding chemistry in his paintings under our noses this whole time. Chemistry holds a special place in my heart, so thank you, Kelsey.