While up north Grant had heard that there was a Barry McGee show up at BAM so of course we had to check it out for ourselves. I've seen a few Barry McGee shows but I will say that this one has been my favorite so far. The space really lends itself well to his art and there was just so much to look at. I love his installation work, the R. Fong storefront is just so cool! As someone who spent a good chunk of their time in high school acting in plays and musicals, I've since become really appreciative of thoughtful set design and layout (I usually pay a lot of attention to backgrounds and costuming in movies because of this) and while I know the installation obviously isn't meant to be viewed as a set, I just think it looks so realistic and awesome. I think he did something similar for Art In The Streets?
Oh and how crazy are those tagger figures balancing on the car?
If you're in SF/ Oakland you should check this show out! It runs until December 9th