Vanishing Middle Class
A 2,500-pound ice sculpture, carved to spell Middle Class, appeared in downtown Tampa last Sunday. This work serves to mark the opening days of the Republican and Democratic national conventions.
“It’s a call to action,” said Marshall Reese, as about 1,000 people watched Middle Class melt away.
new sport for y’all upset with the sport industry’s corporate approach.
Opens Sept 6th, 6-8p:
Gasser & Grunert Gallery, 524 W19th St., NYC
Roda creates contemporary mythological portraits that capture the jealousies, intimacies, emotional dramas and conflicts, enigma of femininity, and identity struggles inherent in family —and serves them up with all their beauty, brutality, hilarity, and over the top theatricality for our voyeuristic pleasure. The exhibit is an extension of Roda’s 2010 “Games of Antiquities” also at Gasser & Grunert. - thru Oct 13
His first major Bay Area solo exhibition since the 1990s, Barry McGee’s mid-career retrospective opened last night at the University of California’s Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The spiraling structure of the BAM allowed for McGee to reconstruct many of his acclaimed past installations — such as his site-specifc mural at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which was stolen after its completion, among many others — and leave room for plenty of new surprises. As much an homage to graffiti and street culture as it is a look at McGee’s career so far, the exhibit features many installations with automated dummies caught in the act of doing graffiti, a tribute to McGee’s late wife Margaret Kilgallen and assemblages created by friends and community members.
The BAM/PFA has a lengthy schedule of talks and performances planned (included a conversation between BAM/PFA Director Lawrence Rinder and Jeffrey Deitch, as well as a lecture from renowned graffiti photographer Jim Prigoff), so check the BAM/PFA websitefor a complete schedule.