Barry McGee

    Sat, Apr 6 - Mon, Sep 2, 2013

    Times: 10am - 5pm daily. Open until 9pm Thursdays and Fridays. Closed Mondays.

    Venue: The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    100 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

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    McGee's gallery-based art explores the contradiction central to his daily life--reconciling graffiti with an artistic practice--but also addresses the question that the avant-garde has historically asked: How might art and life be reconciled? At once humorous, political, and difficult (especially for those who see private property as an inalienable right), his art underscores the complexities of life in early twenty-first-century America, a country in the midst of wars, a financial crisis, unemployment, class stratification, and the ever-cheerful exhortation to keep consuming. Unwilling to simply reflect existing conditions, McGee's work proposes an alternate reality of political provocation, cooperative survival, and creative exuberance.

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