Barry McGee is an artist who takes uncertainty and unpredictability as his guiding principles. Every exhibition is different. His installations have featured everything from robotic graffiti writers to entire shipping containers and automobiles. Published to accompany an exhibition at Cheim & Read, New York, this artist's book features new paintings, sculptures, photographs and images of site-specific installations. McGee's work defies easy categorization and explanation but it's possible to read into this latest body current events in the world at large.
'He [R. Buckminster Fuller] decided that he wanted to be an average individual who could apply himself to anything in the world. He could be brought into any situation and he could have something to contribute... The comprehensivist is an anti-specialist idea that he was trying to pick up on, and he said that it's because nature isn't about specialisation. When specialisation is dominant things don't work anymore. Extinction is the extreme outcome of specialisation'. Gavin Wade from 'upcycle this book: 26 texts by Gavin Wade & friends