Scheduled to open this coming Saturday on the 19th of June at the Bolinas Museum is an exciting exhibition that brings together two widely influential San Francisco artists, Barry McGee and Clare Rojas.
Barry McGee aka Twist/Lydia Fong, has been a major player in the San Francisco art scene for the past two decades. McGee rose out of the Mission School art movement and graffiti boom of the 90s and creates iconic works exploring urban life and social ills in our modern world.
In Clare Rojas’ works, women, men, nature and animals are strong and weak caring and connected to one another in their struggle to find harmony and balance. She celebrates women for their traditional and most basic differences and strengths. While the characters are often imbued with feelings of loss and nostalgia, one gets the sense that they will not back down. They will ultimately beat their predators at their own game.
Both artists are known to shy away from media and the public eye, so the Bolinas Museum setting should be an ideal habitat in which to unveil this important exhibit. The exhibition curated by Terry Donahue, will run from June 19th – August 1st, 2010.
Mark it down on your calendar if you are in the area.