Opening tonight, September 12th, 7-10pm is “ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND,” a group exhibition featuring early and formative work by five artists—Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Alicia McCarthy, Barry McGee, and Ruby Neri—who began their careers in the early 1990s in San Francisco’s Mission district and, by the early aughts, had been identified and celebrated as key members of the so-called Mission School.


This exhibition takes a focused and unprecedented view of an art movement that has garnered cult-like status over the last two decades, by looking closely at shared formal concerns in the painting and studio practice of these five artists—friends and collaborators who attended or were associated with the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). The exhibition connects works and ephemera produced at the beginning of the artists’ careers, much of which has remained in their personal or peer collections, with vibrant new work created for this show.


Join SFAI’s Walter McBean Gallery tonight, September 12th to celebrate the opening of the exhibition with drinks, refreshments, and live musical performances by Sun Foot (Chris Johanson, Ron Burns, Brian Mumford), Virgil Shaw (Dieselhed), and special guests. This exhibition will be on view until December 14th, 2013 and will travel to Grey Art Gallery, New York University, April 15–July 12, 2014.  This exhibition is curated by Natasha Boas.


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