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.
Subliminal Projects, Shepard Fairey’s (@obeygiant) skateboard-company-turned-fine-art-gallery celebrated its 21st birthday last night in Echo Park. Artists that supported the gallery over the years filled the white walls with their works, free beers and ciders were flowing, and DJ bounced music off the halls. It looked like several of the pieces were from Shepard’s personal collection, like the Space Invader “Andre the Giant has a Posse” homage. Even Best Damn Art Blog added another Mark Drew piece to the collection. Pretty cool show.
If you haven’t heard, Barry McGee’s (@barrymcgeeart) China Boo opened at Ratio3 in the Mission of San Francisco last Friday. BDAB couldn’t make it to the opening, but here’s a sick video that MOCA produced 4 years ago that walks you through a dystopian graffiti utopia that Barry had a heavy hand in.