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November 29 2010 . 02:35am

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November 11 2010 . 06:56pm

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New Barry McGee book

November 11 2010 . 06:28pm

Barry McGee
Edited by Aaron Rose.
Published by Damiani

Barry McGee’s art buzzes with an infectious street vitality that celebrates the rich pageant of city living, while lambasting its ills, overstimulations, frustrations, addictions. His early years as a graffiti artist, tagging on the streets of San Francisco under such monikers as Ray Fong, Twist and Twisto, still nourish his drive to inscribe the blank face of modern life with the personal and the handmade. A part of the early 1990s art and graffiti boom associated with San Francisco’s Mission School (others include Clare Rojas, Chris Johanson and Aaron Noble) and with the Beautiful Loser generation, McGee synthesizes a wide range of resources, including the Mexican muralists, anonymous street art and San Francisco Beat poetry, all of which are notably characterized by a sense of public address that McGee never neglects to convey in his own work. His paintings, drawings and installations spill over with graphic energy and political anger, and direct exhortations to his audience to respond to the life around them. This hardcover artist’s book takes the form of a visual collage, incorporating photographs, drawings, paintings and documentation of past and present installations. It is the definitive volume on a much-loved artist.
Barry McGee was born in San Francisco in 1968 and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. He continues to live and work in that city. He has had solo exhibitions at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, Deitch Projects in New York and the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.

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Barry McGee book release this October

July 21 2009 . 04:11pm

Aaron Rose’s publishing company, Alleged Press, will be publishing the book Barry McGee by Barry McGee this Halloween. Check out Alleged Press to find more


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January 22 2009 . 09:34am

Ed Templeton
Barry McGee
Clare Rojas
Deanna Templeton
Jo Jackson
Chris Johanson
Thomas Campbell
Judith Supine
Eddie Martinez
The Uncomfortable Jams
Rich Jacobs and Move
Tauba Auerbach
Chris Lindig
Shepard Fairey
Cleon Peterson
Cheryl Dunn
Geoff McFetridge
Jim Houser
Rebecca Westcott
Jeff Soto
Matt Leines
David Ellis
Date Farmers
Leigh LeDare
Os Gemeos
Kelsey Brookes
Megan Whitmarsh
Misaki Kawai
Taylor McKimens
Anthony Lister
Caroline Hwang
Suzannah Sinclair
Clayton Brothers
Christopher Garrett
Sean Cassidy
Liz Young
Cody Hudson
Karen Finley
Johanna Went
Various and Gold
Shay Nowick
Antonio Diaz
Christopher Garrett

No Age + Dj Alf Alpha + other musical guests to be announced

“The past decade and half of New Image Art has been a wild ride! It has been the greatest honor to be able to work with and know many of our artists and gallery supporters. All the unknowns, underdogs, avant-gurardians, newbies, bad-asses, and geniuses; all of them a part of the very fabric that makes up New Image Art.

The 15 year anniversary party will serve as a retrospective show – a show of shows if you will. Many of our artists over the past 15 years have been asked to contribute in memorializing this event by representing what it is they do best. We are striving to communicate the essence of New Image Art = ultimate creativity, this is everyone’s party!!

We will be showing videos and slide presentations and inviting our favorite past musical guests for live performances, dancing, and an all around good time.”

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