On the evening of March 6, 2009 over 4,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area came to experience the Warhol phenomena through art, music, food and community, validating the Warhol prophecy in a double entendré of spectacle, reproduction and persona.
An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he – for some reason – thinks it would be a good idea to give them. ~Andy Warhol
With oh, Maybe… OFFspace investigated key methodologies of Warhol’s practice, specifically reproduction, persona and spectacle; artists were chosen based on their ability to contemporize and expand upon these methodologies while the exhibition as a whole poses the questions; what might Warhol’s practice look like were he alive today? How might he have approached the explosion and accessibility of media? What might have been his response to the realization of a culture he prophesied?
oh, Maybe . . . featured work by Victor Barbieri, Libby Black, Elizabeth DiGiovanni, Sean Fletcher & Isabel Reichert, David Hevel, Elyse Hochstadt, Scott Kildall & Victoria Scott, Emmanuelle Namont-Kouznetsov, Guy Overfelt, Luther Thie, Camille Utterback, Kathrine Worel and Yuri Psinakis. Warhol’s career, though cut short, generated ideas that are ubiquitous in the art world of today, and OFFspace is proud to contribute to the legacy of this prolific artist