Considering the fact that 1967, a revered barometer for how we see the San Francisco artwork local community, the SECA (Culture for the Encouragement of Up to date Art) Art Award is a widely predicted exhibition at SFMOMA, a ceremonious moment honoring the previous, current, and long term of art in the Bay Place. From general public artwork to set up, from pictures to conceptual functions, SECA appreciates a vary of mediums, a worthwhile indicator of how the artwork entire world will come in many styles, measurements, and vantage factors. From Sarah Cain to Barry McGee, Chris Johanson to Tauba Auerbach, we see the myriad means in which the Award has kept an ear to the floor, maintaining the Bay as an epicenter in worldwide artwork circles.
The 2022 winners, Binta Ayofemi, Maria Guzmán Capron, Cathy Lu, Marcel Pardo Ariza (a Juxtapoz alum), and Gregory Rick are just about every on their individual, intriguing creatives, with Rick getting 1 of the most exciting painters our editors have found occur from the Bay in recent decades. From his roots in graffiti to his time in the 101st Airborne in Iraq and now a prestigious MFA from Stanford, the painter’s big-scale, political paintings are a frenzy of cartoon and historic imagery, an virtually new era social realist. “I see my work as Background Portray marketing the obscure, the forgotten, and the common understanding,” Rick says. “My life has been complete of tribulations, I appear at them as initiations.” In a important minute for up to date paintings, Rick is a potent new voice, the embodiment of what the SECA Award has lengthy championed. —Evan Pricco
2022 SECA Artwork Award Exhibition @ SFMOMA, San Francisco will be on look at December 17, 2022—May 29, 2023