Barry McGee’s Advanced Mature Work at REDCAT

Barry McGee, “One More Thing”, 2005. Installation view, Deitch Projects, New York, courtesy the artist and Deitch Projects. Photo: Tom Powell Imaging

Advanced Mature Work is a site-specific installation by Season 1 featured artist Barry McGee opening today at REDCAT in Los Angeles. The exhibition, McGee’s first solo show in L.A. since one at UCLA’s Hammer Museum in 2000 (featured in his Art21 segment), includes a selection of existing works as well as a new sculptural/environmental construction.

McGee, who lives and work in San Francisco, presents in Advanced Mature Work a newly commissioned installation that draws upon the attitudes and processes of unsanctioned acts of expression. In these new works on display, he continues to develop a destabilized art practice that suggests nostalgia for direct forms of communication, an insatiable appetite for discarded and recycled remains, and an ambivalent relationship toward consumer society.

Barry McGee: Advanced Mature Work runs through November 25, 2007 at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) in L.A.