Barry McGee Brings ‘The Other Side’ to Perrotin

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In Barry McGee’s current show at Perrotin’s Hong Kong gallery, titled “The Other Side,” the artist creates a new immersive environment that blends his love of retro patterns, lettering, advertisements, and comic strip characters. The show runs through Nov. 9 at the space. McGee was featured in Hi-Fructose Vols. 16 and 25.

“… McGee adopts a fluid and improvisational approach to his installations; each is unique to the architecture of its exhibition space,” the gallery says. “By incorporating an eclectic selection of media—painted surfboards, hand-thrown ceramics, obsolete television sets—and found objects sourced during his stay in Hong Kong, McGee demonstrates his organic and often unpredictable process of art making. The spontaneity of The Other Side is evocative of the artist’s ongoing dialogue with the neighborhoods in which he resides and his sustained interest in the distinctions between public and private spaces. The result is an inclusive experience that gives insight into McGee’s worldview and his artistic trajectory.”

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Delve into Barry McGee's exhibition at Perrotin Hong Kong! McGee adopts a fluid and improvisational approach to his installations; each is unique to the architecture of its exhibition space. By incorporating an eclectic selection of media—painted surfboards, hand-thrown ceramics, obsolete television sets—and found objects sourced during his stay in Hong Kong, McGee demonstrates his organic and often unpredictable process of art making. — 切勿錯過貝瑞·麥吉於貝浩登香港的個展! 麥吉透過靈活和即興的方式創作,令每個裝置為該展覽場地所獨有。他選取創作媒介不拘一格,展出的包括彩繪滑浪板、手作陶瓷、老舊電視機以及留港期間搜集的現成物,顯示其藝術創作的變幻莫測。《彼岸》亦反映藝術家與身處的都市環境之間的對話,以及延續他對公共和私人空間分野的探索。是次展覽可視為麥吉世界觀的縮影,讓觀者從中管窺其創作軌跡。 — Barry McGee: ‘The Other Side’ 📍 Perrotin Hong Kong 📆 Through November 9, 2019 — #BarryMcGee #TheOtherSide #PerrotinHongKong #Perrotin — Views of Barry McGee’s solo exhibition ‘The Other Side’ at Perrotin Hong Kong, 2019. Photo: Ringo Cheung. © Barry McGee; Courtesy of the artist, Perrotin, and Ratio 3, San Francisco.

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