Our good friends over at RVCA are pleased to announce their involvement in the “Energy That Is All Around” art show that commemorates San Francisco’s Mission District’s contribution to the 90’s art scene. Five powerful creators – Barry McGee, Ruby Neri, Margaret Kilgallen, Chris Johanson and Alicia McCarthy; and over 125 works make for an expansive show that is currently on display until July 12th at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.
The early 1990’s art scene in San Francisco can be summed up as influential minds responding to the socio-economic issues that began to rapidly reveal themselves. Raised rent, the AIDS epidemic, nuclear war, and DIY work ethics combined with post-punk aesthetics resulting in the Mission School movement that was just as much social as it was artistic. RVCA has created limited edition t-shirts in honor of the show – the first tee by Alicia McCarthy will benefit the Day Labor Program in San Francisco while a portion of the proceeds the second tee, by Chris Johanson, generates will benefit New Avenues for Youth Organization in Portland, Oregon.
You can cop both designs at RVCA’s online shop or at their retail stores in Los Angeles at 501 N Fairfax Ave and in San Francisco at 1485 Haight St. Make sure you swing by Grey Art Gallery located at 100 Washington Square East in New York City sometime before July 12th to catch this eclectic show.