New York: Galerie Perrotin, 2022.
First Edition,Second Printing
144 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 16 cm
This zine by Barry McGee gathers a number of his own photographs, collages, and drawings to create a unique visual language composed of geometrical patterns and recurring symbols. It was published on the occasion of his exhibition towards the end of 2021 at the Perrotin Gallery in Paris. Born and educated in San Francisco, McGee produces works that are candid and insightful observations of modern society, but always with an emphasis on contributing to marginalised communities. He is associated with the Mission School, which emerged in the early 1990s and is primarily influenced by urban realism, graffiti, and American folk art, with a focus on social activism. Item #23858