Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Level 2
Untitled 2017, by Alicia McCarthy

Untitled 2017

Alicia McCarthy
Spray paint, latex paint, pencil, and crayon on wood
60 in. x 60 in.
SFAC 146

Alicia McCarthy’s paintings are driven by material and repetition. She interlaces ribbons of spray paint, latex paint, crayon, and pencil that  are reducible as parts, but expansive in their totality. With roots in the Bay Area’s graffiti and punk scenes, McCarthy’s paintings are an exercise in resisting the impulse to control. Her splatters, smudges, and imperfect lines signal an embrace of variation, disruption, and the limitations of  both materials and the hand that wields them.