ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND Mission School: Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, Ruby Neri, $20

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND features over 130 early and formative works by five artists who began their careers in San Francisco’s Mission District in the early 1990s and whose work, by the early aughts, had been identified and celebrated as the Mission School, a term coined by critic Glen Helfand in 2002. The exhibition takes a focused and unprecedented look at an art movement that has garnered cultlike status over the last two decades by examining shared formal concerns in the painting and studio practices of these five artists, all friends and collaborators who attended or were associated with the San Francisco Art Institute. It connects works and ephemera produced at the beginning of the artists’ careers, much of which has remained in their personal and peer collections, with vibrant new work created for this show, and aims to reveal how a “school” may form and evolve.

Publisher Chronicle Books
Published Date Thursday, Jan 01, 1970
ISBN 9781452142180
Pages 120
Dimensions Softcover, 8.5 x 6.75 in
Price $20.00