This Side Up opens tomorrow night in White Wall’s Project Space. For all our Bay Area friends, you can join us for the opening reception from 7-11 p.m. RSVP here. For everyone that can’t make it out, don’t despair, we have preview images of the show after the jump.
David Soukup‘s mixed media works can involve over 100 hours of work and that dedication is evident in the finely detailed end result. Every hand-cut stencil is based off the artist’s own photographs of fire escapes throughout Chicago, from main streets and hidden corners alike. The wrought iron bars of rusty escape routes are recreated as mazelike grids, often rising out of an atmospheric haze of multiple washes of paint.
Catch a few of the new pieces below.