Barry McGee

Barry McGee: Advanced Mature Work

Opening reception: Friday, September 14, 7-10 pm

Perhaps best known for his site-specific wall paintings that feature satirical figurative imagery, decorative script, floating heads, and simple tags, Barry McGee presents a newly commissioned installation at REDCAT that draws upon the attitudes and processes of unsanctioned acts of expression. McGee’s wry sense of tragedy and skilled hand continue to develop a destabilized art practice that suggest a nostalgia for direct forms of communication, an insatiable appetite for discarded and recycled remains, and an ambivalent relationship toward consumer society. McGee is based in San Francisco

Born 1966 in San Francisco, McGee received his BFA in painting and printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1991. He has exhibited internationally including at the Watarium, Tokyo; Liverpool Biennial; Museum Het Domein, Sittard; Prada Foundation, Milan; Deste Foundation, Athens; 2001 Venice Biennale; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. McGee lives and works in San Francisco.

Barry McGee: Advanced Mature Work is made possible by the generous support of Jeffrey Deitch, Everloving and Feal Mor, RVCA and Giant Robot.

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