IN L.A.: Barry McGee @ Prism

Juxtapoz // Monday, 14 May 2012
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We stopped by the opening reception for Barry McGee’s latest solo exhibition at Prism Gallery in Los Angeles this past weekend. The exhibition featured a new series of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs from the famed San Francisco-based artist.

PRISM is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Barry McGee. In his second exhibition at the gallery, McGee integrates his visual language, with its striking geometric compositions, color fields and recurring characters into a site-responsive installation that converts the gallery into a dynamic and vibrant space. Viewers are immersed in purposeful chaos reflected in McGee’s drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs.


McGee has always been compelled towards mark-making; imprinting his sensibility on available surfaces from thin sheets of luan to the urban architecture that surrounds him. His practice has developed to invite these influences into the sphere of exhibition making and for the last two decades McGee has held an indelible place in contemporary art. He works on a prodigious scale and his work points to the perpetually renewed and decaying landscape of art, advertising and the highly graphic.

 

 

Following are a few images from the opening reception.

 

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Barry McGee

PRISM
Los Angeles, California

Through June 30, 2012