Since 1967, a respected barometer for the way we view the San Francisco artwork group, the SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Recent Artwork) Artwork Award is a extensively expected exhibition at SFMOMA, a ceremonious second honoring the previous, provide, and long term of artwork within the Bay Space. From public artwork to set up, from pictures to conceptual works, SECA appreciates a spread of mediums, a treasured indicator of ways the artwork international is available in many shapes, sizes, and vantage issues. From Sarah Cain to Barry McGee, Chris Johanson to Tauba Auerbach, we see the myriad techniques by which the Award has stored an ear to the bottom, keeping up the Bay as an epicenter in global artwork circles.
The 2022 winners, Binta Ayofemi, Maria Guzmán Capron, Cathy Lu, Marcel Pardo Ariza (a Juxtapoz alum), and Gregory Rick are every on their very own, interesting creatives, with Rick being some of the thrilling painters our editors have noticed come from the Bay lately. From his roots in graffiti to his time within the a hundred and first Airborne in Iraq and now a prestigious MFA from Stanford, the painter’s large-scale, political artwork are a frenzy of caricature and ancient imagery, a virtually new generation social realist. “I see my paintings as Historical past Portray selling the difficult to understand, the forgotten, and the average wisdom,” Rick says. “My lifestyles has been filled with tribulations, I take a look at them as initiations.” In a very important second for modern artwork, Rick is an impressive new voice, the embodiment of what the SECA Award has lengthy championed. —Evan Pricco
2022 SECA Artwork Award Exhibition @ SFMOMA, San Francisco can be on view December 17, 2022—Would possibly 29, 2023