Barry McGee takes over Pasadena…


Barry McGee was spotted in Pasadena today…

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Above and below are sneak peeks of an installation from the elusive Barry McGee currently coming together in Old Town Pasadena at the corner of Holly and N. Fairoaks.

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This September, the Armory Center for the Arts launches its 20th Anniversary year with the exhibition ‘Installations Inside/Out’, curated by Jay Belloli and Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne. Paying tribute to its 20 years of exhibition history, the Armory commissioned 20 contemporary artists to make new site-specific works and installations both inside the Armory and at sites throughout Pasadena.

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Artists included in this special event alongside Barry McGee are Kim Abeles, Edgar Arceneaux, Deborah Aschheim, Daniel Buren, Carl Cheng, Seth Kaufman, Michael C. McMillen, Carlos Mollura, Matthew Moore, Jane Mulfinger, Bruce Nauman, Rudy Perez, Sarah Perry, Ed Ruscha, Betye Saar, Barbara T. Smith, John Trevino, Pae White, and Mario Ybarra Jr.

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Word has it there will be an inflatable-based installation, but these pics don’t hint at that just yet, but it’s still early on. Currently his work covers almost all the walls of the store, made up of a large number of his complex geometric paintings on thin pieces of wood on which he has done additional painting. Looking good so far, eager to see this come together. We’ll post more details as we get ’em.

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Armory Center for the Arts 20th Anniversary Historical Survey
September 20 – December 31
Opening reception: Saturday, September 19th
In conjunction with ‘Installations Inside/Out’, a photographic history of the Armory Programs from 1989 – 2009 will also be on display

*Pics courtesy of special SH agent KMNDZ

2 thoughts on “Barry McGee takes over Pasadena…”

  1. just how is barry mcgee “elusive?”

    he’s constantly showing work all over the world, giving slide shows, attending all his openings, and he stays after in order so talk with people and sign blackbooks.

    thanks for the peek. i really like the installation, and the photos you’ve posted.

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