Barry McGee Public Programs

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Berkeley, CA, August 20, 2012
- The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive's presentation of Barry McGee, the first midcareer survey of the groundbreaking San Francisco–based artist, is the inspiration for a host of eclectic fall lectures, guided tours, workshops, and musical events. On view from August 24 through December 9, 2012, the exhibition is accompanied by a number of special events that address various themes in McGee's work and career. These include a conversation between BAM/PFA Director Lawrence Rinder and Jeffrey Deitch, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, who presented a number of McGee's installations at his former New York gallery, Deitch Projects; an illustrated lecture on the history of graffiti with photographer Jim Prigoff; a stencil-making workshop with David King, designer of the iconic logo for the anarcho British punk band Crass; and an afternoon of hands-on zine-making with Search and Destroy and RE/Search Publications founder and publisher V. Vale. The exhibition also provides the creative spark for a series of related L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA events programmed by BAM/PFA Video Curator Steve Seid, including musical performances by McGee's fellow San Francisco Art Institute alum and singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart, the all-grrrl quartet T.I.T.S., and country and bluegrass musician Peggy Honeywell (a.k.a. artist and sometime McGee collaborator Clare Rojas), and others.

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Barry McGee Curators' Gallery Tour
Wednesday, August 29; 12–1 p.m.
Join the exhibition curators, Director Lawrence Rinder and Assistant Curator Dena Beard, as they share their insights into the work of Barry McGee, touching on key themes from the late 1980s to the present.
Included with museum admission

In Conversation: Jeffrey Deitch and Lawrence Rinder
Friday, September 21, 2012; 6–7 p.m.
Join Director Lawrence Rinder and MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch, who presented groundbreaking installations by Barry McGee at his Deitch Projects gallery in New York, as they talk about McGee's work in the context of international art.
Included with L@TE admission; see below for details

Devendra Banhart, Justin Hoover and Chris Treggiari
L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA
Friday, September 21; 7:30–9 p.m.
The community of coequals finds its voice in Devendra Banhart, that freaky folky who weaves acid-laced anthems for the New Weird America. We'll find him unplugged and in touch when he tops a very delectable evening. The opening course is Justin Hoover and Chris Treggiari's comestible pop-up, built on a bike chassis. Street-based chefs, Hoover and Treggiari share some appetizing thoughts about food as the marker of global cultural movements. Serving as a grinding garnish are moving-image works by Brian Bress, Martha Colburn, and Ari Marcopolous.
$7 general admission, free for BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff; see below for details

Crass and Other Stencils with David King
Sunday, October 14; 2:30–5 p.m.
Explore the exciting medium of stencils-whose sharp graphics lend themselves to political posters and street art-with San Francisco–based artist David King. Best known for designing the symbol for the British punk band Crass, King has been a friend of Barry McGee's since their time together at the San Francisco Art Institute. Drop in to learn various stencil techniques, including layering multiple colors to form complex designs.
Included with museum admission

Graffiti: A History in Photographs with Jim Prigoff
Friday, October 19; 6–7 p.m.
While the modern era of graffiti started in 1969 in Philadelphia and New York, writing on walls is as old as human existence. Join photographer Jim Prigoff, who has been documenting murals, graffiti, and street art for the past forty years, to learn about graffiti artists from the Bay Area and beyond-including Dream (RIP), Raevyn, NME, Katch One, Brett Cook, Chor Boogie, and SEEN-as well as the early work of Barry McGee.
Included with L@TE admission; see below for details

T.I.T.S. and Erick Lyle (a.k.a. Iggy Scam)
L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA
Friday, October 19; 7:30–9 p.m.
The shock troops in pantyhose are back: T.I.T.S., an All-Grrrl quartet, brash and loud, and prone to an excess of rhythmic tribalisms, definitely more hard-ass metal than fragrant petal. They'll hammer down an evening that launches with Erick Lyle (a.k.a. Iggy Scam), zinester of the influential nineties Scam, a digest about politics, people, and punk. Iggy will get wiggy about those days of second-wave zines and the provocations of a truly creative press. Before the ink dries, films and videos by Ben Coonley, Ari Marcopoulos, and Shana Moulton will deliver news and noise from nowhere.
$7 general admission, free for BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff; see below for details

Peggy Honeywell and Bill Daniel
L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA
Friday, November 16; 7:30–9 p.m.
Retro country girl Peggy Honeywell, a.k.a. Clare Rojas, charmingly belts ballads and adds oodles of yodels, while Bill Daniel presents “dirt lot cinema,” tracking alt culture from hobos to hot rods. Video shorts by Brian Bress and Clare Rojas with Andrew Jeffrey Wright will put the “you” back in unique.
$7 general admission, free for BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff; see below for details

Make Your Own Zine with V. Vale
Sunday, November 18; 2–5 p.m.
Collage/randomness/chance! Drop into this workshop and make your own zine with V.Vale, the legendary independent San Francisco publisher of counterculture magazines and books. Materials will be provided for this DIY experience.

Among the many books Vale has published since 1977 are Modern Primitive, Angry Women, Incredibly Strange Music, Incredibly Strange Films, and Search and Destroy, a zine funded by Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti and published by City Lights Bookstore. Vale hosts The Counter Culture Hour, a monthly San Francisco cable television interview show, and lectures internationally.
Included with museum admission

Guided Tours
Join us for guided tours of Barry McGee led by UC Berkeley graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds. These tours take place every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., except for September 2. No reservation needed; meet in the BAM/PFA lobby.
Included with museum admission

L@TE Tickets
Admission to L@TE is $7; free for BAM/PFA members and Cal students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are available exclusively to members, students, faculty, and staff until one week before each event, at which time they go on sale to the general public.

Advance tickets for members available online, in person at the BAM/PFA admissions desk, and by phone. Cal students, faculty, and staff may obtain advance tickets at the BAM/PFA admissions desk with valid Cal ID. If a show is sold out, rush tickets may be available at the door beginning at 8 p.m. Please note that there is limited seating at L@TE events.

Barry McGee
is made possible by lead support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and presenting sponsor Citizens of Humanity. Major support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Ratio 3, Cheim and Read, the East Bay Fund for Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Prism, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, and Cinelli. Additional support is provided by Rena Bransten, Gallery Paule Anglim, Jeffrey Fraenkel and Frish Brandt, Suzanne Geiss, Nion McEvoy, and the BAM/PFA Trustees.

Special thanks to Citizens of Humanity for their additional support of BAM/PFA's grade-school art experience programs.

L@TE is made possible in part by the continued support of the BAM/PFA Trustees. Special thanks to promotional sponsor Amoeba Music.

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BAM/PFA presents approximately fifteen art exhibitions and 380 film programs each year. The museum's collection of over 16,000 works of art includes important holdings of Neolithic Chinese ceramics, Ming and Qing Dynasty Chinese painting, Old Master works on paper, Italian Baroque painting, early American painting, Abstract Expressionist painting, contemporary photography, and video art. Its film archive of over 14,000 films and videos includes the largest collection of Japanese cinema outside of Japan, Hollywood classics, and silent film, as well hundreds of thousands of articles, reviews, posters, and other ephemera related to the history of film, many of which are digitally scanned and accessible online.

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