House of Blues ‘tagging’ flags Barry McGee mid-career exhibition at ICA
Members of artist Barry McGee’s crew rendered an artwork on the outside of the House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Thursday. The work was done in conjunction with McGee’s mid-career survey exhibition, which opens April 6 at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
McGee was an integral member of the Mission School of San Francisco during the early ’90s — an urban movement led by so-called street artists — and began his career as a graffitist. He has made it a point to subvert artistic expectations ever since.Peter Cocchia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @CocchiaP.