Paul McMahon was born with a desire to share his discoveries with others and had a natural history museum at age 11 in the old abandoned sheep house in the backyard in Reading, Mass.
He returned home after graduating from Pomona, where he was lucky enough to study with Helene Winer, James Turrell and Mowry Baden. Jonesing mightily for conceptual art in Boston, where there was virtually none, he found a place called Project Inc. where he could put on two hour art shows of over 30 artists FROM 1972-75; almost all unknown in Boston at the time. He devised a very inexpensive strategy and brought many artists in from New York on his salary as a gas station attendant. The Project Inc. archives of over 30 shows by conceptualists and ‘pictures generation’ artists were acquired in 2010 by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
Churner and Churner gallery in Chelsea put on a show and published a book about the series in 2012.
McMahon was ‘Number 2’ to Helene Winer at Artists Space in 1975-77 during which time twelve of the 30 artists later dubbed the Pictures Generation by Douglas Eklund had their first NY shows.
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