Thursday, November 9, 1995

Paul McCarthy

Heidi & Painter

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Painter, performance artist, sculptor and photographer Paul McCarthy will premiere the video Painter (1995), recently the centerpiece of an installation at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and Heidi (1992, co-directed by Mike Kelly). “Paul McCarthy behaves like the quintessential “bad boy”, but his intentions belie that persona. His mischief, poor manners, smelly props, noxious litter, violent actions, and unpalatable concoctions conjure an anarchist’s bacchanalia. His is a juvenile world that rages against taken-for-granted rules, imagined patterns of behavior, and modern pieties. Relentlessly, McCarthy stalks the role models parading out in the media hidden deep within the self.” (Fereshteh Daftari, MOMA) Paul McCarthy will lecture on his work at the at SFAI on August 8.