New Work From Barry McGee

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

For Barry McGee’s (Hi-Fructose Vol. 16) latest solo show at Prism Gallery in Los Angeles, the artist created a vibrant, colorful environment that resembles a world one might imagine when looking closely at the television static as a child. Tiny pellets of bright colors bounce around the gallery space in an ordered chaos; the combinations of geometric shapes force the eye to dart around the room from photos to sculptures to dense arrays of paintings. Drawing from the text-based arts of sign-making and graffiti, McGee manipulates letters until they become forms almost illegible. The bold colors in the sea of imagery appear to be inherited from 1940s and ’50s advertisements and spray paint tags from the street alike. The canvas is deconstructed in McGee’s signature style, where the arrangement of the pieces is equally important as the content within them. Check out some photos of McGee’s new work, courtesy of Prism.

















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