Category: Museum Gallery Heritage


I also use boxes to do the installation.

I use water colour pencil to draw the pattern of the small can on the box.


For the slipper, I did that in the same way.


Then, I paste to combine them together.



Found Objects

I found a slipper, a larger bottle, a small bottle, a watch and a small can in Mantin.

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Installation artist

Barry McGee (born 1966 in San Francisco) is a painter and graffiti artist.

McGee graduated from El Camino High School in South San Francisco, California. He later graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1991 with a concentration in painting and printmaking.

McGee began sharing his work in the 1980s, not in a museum or gallery setting but on the streets of San Francisco. McGee uses a vocabulary drawn from comics, hobo art, sign painting, and graffiti to address a range of issues, from individual survival to social malaise to alternative forms of community. McGee’s extraordinary skill as a draughtsman and printmaker is balanced by an interest in pushing the boundaries of art—his work can be shockingly informal in the gallery and surprisingly elegant on the street. This chronological survey of McGee’s work from the 1990s to the present traces the artist’s formal and thematic development over two decades. The exhibition features over 30 works, including rarely seen early works on paper; reassembled works from key installations; a tower of video pieces; a massive three-dimensional cluster of drawings, paintings, and photographs; as well as other recent works. Coordinated for the ICA by Jenelle Porter, Mannion Family Senior Curator, Barry McGee is organized by the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The exhibition is on view at the ICA from April 6 through Sept. 2, 2013.

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