Margaret Kilgallen

Margaret Kilgallen: In the Sweet Bye & Bye

Opening reception: Wednesday, June 15, 7pm to Midnight


8pm -- Live music by The Hallflowers, Peggy Honeywell, and Tommy Guerrero
10:30pm -- Film screening of Bill Daniel's Who is Bozo Texino?

Margaret Kilgallen: In the Sweet Bye & Bye presents works by the influential Bay Area painter. Kilgallen's unique re-sourcing of sweetly familiar and non-hierarchical everyday places, markings and people was in large part inspired by the wandering culture of immigrants, railway workers and dreamers. She was especially interested in evidence of a maker's hand-in seeing traces of the maker in her work. The exhibition will feature nearly one hundred paintings and drawings from private collections and the artist's estate. The exhibition will be the first survey of Margaret Kilgallen's work and will be accompanied by a 208-page color catalogue designed by Michael Worthington and Jon Sueda documenting and contextualizing the hundreds of works the artist produced during her prolific career. The catalogue includes essays by Gallery at REDCAT Director & Curator Eungie Joo and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Curator Alex Baker as well as excerpts from an interview with the artist by Susan Sollins, Executive Producer and Curator of Art: 21.

Kilgallen was born in 1967 in Washington, D.C. She received a BA in printmaking from Colorado College in 1989 and her MFA from Stanford University in 2001. Kilgallen's work has been exhibited at The UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Drawing Center, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Kilgallen died in 2001.

A color catalogue will accompany the exhibition and include essays by REDCAT Gallery Director and Curator Eungie Joo and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Curator Alex Baker.

Margaret Kilgallen: In the Sweet Bye & Bye is made possible by the generous support of The Judith Rothschild Foundation, The DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, The Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and an Anonymous donor. Additional funding for the exhibition publication provided by Everloving and Feal Mor, Eve Steele and Peter Gelles, Jeffrey Deitch, 2K by Gingham, Giant Robot, and Stuart Shave.

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