ARTIST LECTURE » Alicia McCarthy
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:30pm
Reception » 6:30 pm | Lecture » 7:30 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
An ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND Event
Introduced by Curator Natasha Boas
Oakland-based artist Alicia McCarthy’s work emerged out of the punk street culture and folk ethos of the mid-1990s Mission District. She continues to incorporate found materials and floating snippets of text—“the real you,” “the way in is the way out,” “o’amor”—into her collaged and abstract paintings on paper and found wood. Her work then and now emphasizes the artist’s hand and a paradoxical pairing of formal skill and crafty immediacy.
McCarthy will discuss her recent work as well as her early career and friendship with Ruby Neri and other Mission School artists.
Join SFAI for a reception in the SFAI Café from 6:30–7:30 pm before the lecture. The Walter and McBean Galleries will also be open until 7:30 pm.
Untitled (Detail), 2009
Crayon, latex paint, and gouache on found wood
15.25 x 16.5 inches
Courtesy of the artist