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Melissa Starker, Creative Content & PR Manager
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
For this WexCast, we go back to the beginning of our cycle of winter exhibitions, to a conversation between assistant curator Lucy Zimmerman, Alicia McCarthy, and her assistant and fellow artist, Oliver Hawk Holden. Fresh from completing McCarthy's site-specific mural No Straight Lines in the Wex lobby, the artists discuss the sometimes disorienting effects of working large scale (a recent project had them covering the side of a building in San Francisco). McCarthy also talks about her relationship to graffiti, past and present, and how her time spent at Humboldt State University in California left as deep a mark on her life and work as her experience with the group of artists later known loosely as the Mission School. And Holden highlights some of the large-scale work he's known for individually.
We're happy to share that No Straight Lines will remain on view at the Wex through August 1.
Process photos of McCarthy and Holden: Lucy Zimmerman.
McCarthy and crew working on a recent project: an eight-story mural at Market and 7th Street in San Francisco.
Sculptural work by Oliver Hawk Holden at Juxtapose Clubhouse 2018 in Miami.