Since 1967, a revered barometer for the way we view the San Francisco artwork group, the SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Up to date Artwork) Artwork Award is a widely anticipated exhibition at SFMOMA, a ceremonious second honoring the previous, current, and way forward for artwork within the Bay Space. From public artwork to set up, from pictures to conceptual works, SECA appreciates a spread of mediums, a priceless indicator of how the artwork world is available in many shapes, sizes, and vantage factors. From Sarah Cain to Barry McGee, Chris Johanson to Tauba Auerbach, we see the myriad methods wherein the Award has saved an ear to the bottom, sustaining 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 every on their very own, fascinating creatives, with Rick being one of the vital thrilling painters our editors have seen come from the Bay lately. From his roots in graffiti to his time within the one hundred and first Airborne in Iraq and now a prestigious MFA from Stanford, the painter’s large-scale, political work are a frenzy of cartoon and historic imagery, an virtually new period social realist. “I see my work as Historical past Portray selling the obscure, the forgotten, and the frequent information,” Rick says. “My life has been filled with tribulations, I take a look at them as initiations.” In a significant second for up to date work, Rick is a robust new voice, the embodiment of what the SECA Award has lengthy championed. —Evan Pricco
2022 SECA Artwork Award Exhibition @ SFMOMA, San Francisco might be on view December 17, 2022—Could 29, 2023