Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 18, 2014
The San Francisco Bay Area has been without its modern art institution for a couple of years now, as the physical space that is the SFMOMA has been closed for an addition to its existing building. The benefits of the closure has been spread out across various spaces around the SF area, whether at the Cantor at Stanford, the Wattis in SF, or even the Asian Art Museum here in the City as well. All the shows have been strong in their own way, but the newest SFMOMA On the Go exhibition, "Fertile Ground," brings together SFMOMA and the Oakland Museum of California for a theme that makes perfect: Art made in the SF Bay Area.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Presenting more than 125 works by five artists who launched their careers in a gritty San Francisco neighborhood in the early 1990s, ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND/Mission School is the first East Coast museum exhibition to highlight these artworks that have achieved cult-like status in the Bay Area and beyond. Artists in the show include Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Ruby Neri, Alicia McCarthy, and Chris Johanson.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 10, 2013
We have an "unknown sources" on the ground and in the Walter and McBean Galleries at the San Francisco Art Institute, taking some set-up and sneak peek photos from Energy That is All Around, a group show under the guise of Mission School featuring the works of Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, and Ruby Neri. The show opens this Thursday, September 12 at SFAI.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Barry McGee has become a name that any art novice or expert has come to know and respect. Any event or art exhibition tied to McGee's name is guaranteed to have art world's ears will perk up. This was absolutely the case for the show that was recently organized right here in San Francisco, titled Contemporary Arts Centre. McGee uses a very specific word to describe the exhibition and opening reception, simply a "happening."
Graffiti // Tuesday, October 25, 2011
You have likely seen this before, however it’s always a gem to resurrect from the archives. Painted by Margaret Kilgallen, who occasionally went by the name “Matokie Slaughter” among others. This same wall still gets painted regularly to this day and has a fair amount of stories beneath the layers.
Street Art // Tuesday, August 02, 2011
A wonderful and simple streak still surviving the rails. Drawn by Margaret Kilgallen 14 years ago on July 4th.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 28, 2011
Margaret Kilgallen is currently the subject of a retrospective, Summer/Selections, at Ratio 3 in San Francisco, and KQED, the San Francisco Bay Area's public television station, created this nice short documentary about Kilgallen, with an interview with book conservator and Kilgallen friend, Daniel Flanagan.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 24, 2011
While most of the Juxtapoz staff was back in NYC last night, a few of the team stayed back and headed to the very special Margaret Kilgallen retrospective, Summer/Selections, at Ratio 3 in San Francisco. It was a packed house, everyone honored to see the late artists breathtaking work.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 15, 2011
As you may remember, we went back to archives to have Margaret Kilgallen's work on the cover of our April 2011 Art In the Streets Issue. We have also noted that Kilgallen (1967–2001) will have a retrospecitve, Summer / Selections, at San Francisco's Ratio 3 Gallery opening on June 23, 2011.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 22, 2011
We made it out to ArtPadSF this weekend, where we saw works from presenting galleries such as White Walls, Ever Gold, Gregory Lind, Guerrero Gallery, Park Life, and Anno Domini, amongst others. And we got to sit poolside for a quick second as well.