San Francisco-based artist Barry McGee developed an early and impassioned following for his unsanctioned work on the streets of San Francisco under the tag "Twist." With dynamic images that use the visual chaos of the street to address urban class tension and are inspired by a variety of sources such as hobo art, sign painting, graffiti comics, and Beat literature, McGee now has an international exhibition record that includes shows at Deitch Projects, UCLA Hammer Museum, Foundation Cartier in Paris, and Fondazione Prada in Milan. McGee’s work was a natural for the highly acclaimed exhibition Art In the Street at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Berkley Art Museum has recently organized the artist’s first major survey exhibition which just opened at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and is accompanied by a 400-page catalogue.
With his work featured in the museum's exhibition FOCUS: Barry McGee, the artist is in conversation with experimental documentary film artist Bill Daniel of Who is Bozo Texino? fame for this Tuesday Evenings presentation.
Barry McGee and Bill Daniel will be signing books in the lobby at 6 pm. Books available in the store.
The spring series for Tuesday Evenings at the Modern begins February 12 and ends April 23. These lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics are held in the Modern's auditorium and begin at 7 pm. Free admission tickets (limit two) can be picked up at the Modern's information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to the first 250 ticketholders. A live broadcast of the lectures is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. The Museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (regular gallery admission charge applies).
Café Modern is open for dinner on Tuesday nights during the lecture series. Enjoy a fine dining experience before or after the lecture; seating is available from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. For reservations, call 817.840.2157 or visit www.themodern.org/cafe.
Barry McGee, Untitled, 2011. Installation view; Sydney, Austraila.