Barry McGee is an artist who takes uncertainty and unpredictability as his guiding principles. Every exhibition is different. His installations have featured everything from robotic graffiti writers to entire shipping containers and automobiles. Published to accompany an exhibition at Cheim & Read, New York, this artist's book features new paintings, sculptures, photographs and images of site-specific installations. McGee's work defies easy categorization and explanation but it's possible to read into this latest body current events in the world at large.
Barry McGee (born 1966) began exhibiting his work in the 1980s--not in a museum or gallery setting but on the streets of San Francisco. In the early 90s he was closely associated with the Mission School and the San Francisco Bay Area's graffiti boom. In 2001 his work was included in the Venice Biennale.