Due to the fact 1967, a revered barometer for how we perspective the San Francisco artwork group, the SECA (Modern society for the Encouragement of Up to date Artwork) Art Award is a commonly anticipated exhibition at SFMOMA, a ceremonious second honoring the past, existing, and long term of artwork in the Bay Place. From public artwork to installation, from pictures to conceptual performs, SECA appreciates a range of mediums, a beneficial indicator of how the artwork earth arrives in quite a few designs, sizes, and vantage points. From Sarah Cain to Barry McGee, Chris Johanson to Tauba Auerbach, we see the myriad approaches in which the Award has stored an ear to the ground, preserving the Bay as an epicenter in intercontinental art circles.
The 2022 winners, Binta Ayofemi, Maria Guzmán Capron, Cathy Lu, Marcel Pardo Ariza (a Juxtapoz alum), and Gregory Rick are every single on their own, fascinating creatives, with Rick remaining one particular of the most remarkable painters our editors have found occur from the Bay in modern yrs. From his roots in graffiti to his time in the 101st Airborne in Iraq and now a prestigious MFA from Stanford, the painter’s substantial-scale, political paintings are a frenzy of cartoon and historical imagery, an nearly new period social realist. “I see my operate as History Painting selling the obscure, the neglected, and the common know-how,” Rick suggests. “My lifestyle has been complete of tribulations, I search at them as initiations.” In a important second for present-day paintings, Rick is a effective new voice, the embodiment of what the SECA Award has long championed. —Evan Pricco
2022 SECA Artwork Award Exhibition @ SFMOMA, San Francisco will be on check out December 17, 2022—May 29, 2023