Installation view of Blanketing the Bay: Liam Everett, 2021, Altman Siegel Gallery. Photo: Impart Photography.
May 13th-Fall, 2021
@ Altman Siegel Gallery, 1150 25th St., San Francisco, CA 94107
Blanketing the Bay: Liam Everett, a facade project collaboration between ICA San José + Altman Siegel Gallery + Minnesota Street Project
Liam Everett created a site-specific mural covering the facade of 1150 Minnesota Street commissioned by Institute of Contemporary Art San José and Minnesota Street Project. When envisioning the gallery facade mural, Everett subverted his typical approach. Often incorporating elements of the natural world (clay, salt, dirt) into his paintings, he reversed the process by bringing the studio outdoors; wrapping the facade of the gallery with images of his process in action and with a glimpse of the previous life of the paintings while in progress in the studio. Black and white photographs of the studio in action provide broader context of the artistic process for viewers, while color images zoom in on details of the brushstrokes and impressions that comprise the paintings. Blanketing the Bay: Liam Everett, a facade project collaboration between ICA San José + Altman Siegel Gallery + Minnesota Street Project, offers a safe, socially distanced art experience broadening the audiences that can engage with outstanding contemporary artistic practice in the public realm. The facade project will be on view from May 13 through Fall, 2021. This project is generously supported by Andy and Deborah Rappaport, Robin Wright, and Daniel Lurie and Becca Prowda. Special thanks to Jeff Gardner design.
[Below] Installation view of Blanketing the Bay: Liam Everett, 2021, Altman Siegel Gallery. Video: Impart Photography.