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October 2014 Exhibitions: Install week Pt. 2 (Prspctive)

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Yesterday, Brock Brake took you behind the scenes of our last install week leading up to the opening night of solo shows from Moneyless, Adam Lister, Remi Rough, Steve More, and Martina Merlini. Today, Prspective gives us his camera eye view of the artists at work. Take some time to stop by the gallery Tuesday-Saturday, 12-7 pm, through November 1 to see the work in person.

TORNANDO by Moneyless
Wet Geometry by Adam Lister
Motivational Therapy by Remi Rough
The Topography of Time by Steve More
Starch, Wax, Paper & Wood by Martina Merlini
All on view @ 886 Geary Street, San Francisco
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October 2014 Exhibitions: Install week Pt.1 (Brock Brake)

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Martina Merlini

Italian artists Moneyless and Martina Merlini arrived over two weeks prior to opening night of their respective shows TORNANDO and Starch, Wax, Paper & Wood. As artists in residence, they created a majority of their works on-site. Each also transformed their exhibition space: Moneyless applied his cyclical painting technique to the wall but on a grander scale, also adding an off-the-wall assemblage. In her work and wall paintings, Merlini practices a very specific deconstruction effect. Using spray paint and the elements described in her show title, the artist layers and then scrapes away portions of the paintings, leaving behind a swooping, patchwork effect.

UK-based artists Remi Rough and Steve More arrived at the start of install week and began transforming the plain white walls of their project spaces into large-scale murals representative of their paintings in Motivational Therapy and The Topography of Time. The electric pink Rough used on the frames of his paintings and on the wall of his space, really grips the viewer’s attention and calls one in. More’s hand-carved mixed media works, as well as his wall painting, pose a more earthly display: fire was used to create the effects seen in his piece Untitled, composed of household and spray paint on panel, the surface burned several times over.

Staff photographer, Brock Brake, captured install moments of the artists at work. View more of Pt. 1 after the jump and be sure to visit White Walls and Shooting Gallery to see all the talent and creativity on display. There are still prints available by Moneyless, so pick one up during your visit!

All shows on view through November 1, 2014
@ 886 Geary Street, San Francisco CA
Tuesday-Saturday, 12-7 pm

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October 2014 Opening Reception Pt. 2 (Prspctive / Brock Brake)

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The opening reception of  MoneylessAdam ListerRemi RoughSteve More and Martina Merlini new solo exhibition’s was this past Saturday, October 11th.  Christopher Burch’s September solo exhibition Oh Ye of Little Faith has been extended through October and is on view as well.  If you missed the opening reception, the exhibitions will be on view Tuesday through Saturday 12-7pm until November 1st.

On view through November 1, 2014
@ 886 Geary Street, San Francisco CA
(415) 931-1500

Check out Pt. 1 here!

Check out more opening reception pictures by Prspctive & Brock Brake after the jump!

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October 2014 Opening Reception Pt.1 (Prspctive)

This past Saturday was the opening reception of our five new exhibitions by MoneylessAdam ListerRemi RoughSteve MoreMartina Merlini and the extended Christopher Burch exhibition at White Walls & Shooting Gallery. It was a great night for art and conversation with a majority of the exhibiting artist being present.  Local photographer Charles Varga aka Prspctive was present to document the night.  If you missed the opening reception the exhibitions will be open Tuesday through Saturday 12-7pm until November 1st.

On view through November 1, 2014
@ 886 Geary Street, San Francisco CA
(415) 931-1500

Check out more opening reception pictures by Prspctive after the jump!
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Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco 2014 Recap (Dora Tsui)

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This past week, October 9-12, 2014, brought the inaugural Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco (Art SV/SF) fair from the highly respected Art Miami group. This was their first fair held on the West Coast and showcased investment quality Contemporary & Modern works of art for acquisition from the 20th and 21st centuries, including emergent talent and new media artists. The fair offered the unique experience of viewing great art and exploring innovative cultural programming including on-site installation projects, interactive art, artist talks and fair tours for all audiences and taste levels. Included among the on-site installation projects was a 16×24 ft canvas by noted San Francisco artist, APEX, which could be seen at the fair entrance. Photographer Dora Tsui visited the fair and captured images of some of the 75+ participating galleries and 750+ artists on view.

APEX will open a new solo exhibition as well as a special collaborative project with Misha Vladimirskiy at White Walls and Shooting Gallery on November 8; stay tuned for updates!

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Young tech elite dip their toes in art collecting (San Jose Mercury News)

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David Bao stands in front of a painting by an artist known as Apex at his condo in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. The tech community in Silicon Valley has embraced the growing trend of acquiring high-end contemporary art as part of the valley’s entrepreneurial culture and lifestyle. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group) ( Gary Reyes )

Patrick May from the San Jose Mercury News recently met up with White Walls / Shooting Gallery collector David Bao to talk about being a young Bay Area art collector working in the tech industry.  Be sure to check us out at the Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco fair this weekend at booth SV9 where we are featuring the works of San Francisco artist Apex.

When San Jose product manager David Bao first stepped into White Walls gallery, a sort of cultural cavern for contemporary urban art in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, it was as if he’d entered a wonderland.

“It was like the works there were talking to me,” said Bao, a 27-year-old working at a sales-productivity startup called Clari in Mountain View. “I’ve always thought graffiti street art was super interesting, especially artists turning city walls and entire subway cars into pieces of art. I discovered the San Francisco street artist who goes by the name of APEX at White Walls and just loved the stories behind him and his art.”(via)

LOCATION
San Mateo County Event Center
Expo Hall
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403

GENERAL ADMISSION
Friday October 10 | 11am – 9pm
Saturday October 11 | 11am – 8pm
Sunday October 12 | 11am – 6pm

White Walls Project Space Exclusive: Interview with Steve More

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The Topography of Time, a solo exhibition by artist, Steve More, is a visual history of urban art and the urban experience. In a White Walls Project Space exclusive interview with More, we learn that he attributes his highly textural representations of the urban experience to his previous artistic career in graffiti, stating, “graffiti artists look at their surroundings differently than your average commuter. They become acutely aware of the space and material aspects between point A and B.” The UK based artist further explains that this conceptual exhibition relies heavily on the physical and metaphysical qualities of the materials that lay beneath. Check out the interview below to read more about the artist himself and what to expect from his October show!
Opening Reception – Saturday, October 11, 7-11 pm
On View Through November 1, 2014
@ White Walls Project Space (www.whitewallssf.com/project-space)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Read the interview and see more process pictures after the jump!

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Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco Special Exhibition: APEX

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Today  brings opening night of the highly anticipated inaugural art fair, Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco, from the organizers of the respected Art Miami group. White Walls will exhibit works by San Francisco native, APEX, whom is also creating a special canvas piece for the fair measuring over 16×24 feet to be displayed at the entrance of the San Mateo Event Center. The artist will complete a portion of the canvas on-site during fair hours.

Earlier this week, Brock Brake made a visit to APEX’s studio space to photograph the artist’s process; see images below, and be sure to visit the White Walls booth, SV9. If you’d like a complimentary pass, please stop by the gallery or contact Jenny Darland (jdarland@whitewallssf.com) to have your pass made available for pickup at Will Call.

LOCATION
San Mateo County Event Center
Expo Hall
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403

FAIR HOURS
Platinum VIP Preview | Thursday, October 9 | 6pm – 7:30pm
Access for Art SV/SF Platinum VIP Cardholders

VIP Preview | Thursday, October 9 | 7:30pm – 10pm
Access for Art SV/SF VIP Cardholders and Accredited Press

GENERAL ADMISSION
Friday October 10 | 11am – 9pm
Saturday October 11 | 11am – 8pm
Sunday October 12 | 11am – 6pm

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White Walls Project Space Exclusive: Interview with Remi Rough

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The solo exhibition, Motivational Therapy, by London based artist Remi Rough is completely different from all of his previous work. The artist explains this exhibition as being much more emphatic than previous exhibitions in his name. In an exclusive White Walls interview, we spoke to Remi about the “motivation” behind this different body of work, as well as his artistic background, musical preferences and his thoughts on current graffiti culture.
Motivational Therapy
Opening Reception – Saturday, October 11, 7-11 pm
On View Through November 1, 2014
@ White Walls Project Space (www.whitewallssf.com/project-space)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Read the interview and see more process pictures of Remi Rough by Michelle Morgan after the jump!

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Exclusive October Prints (White Walls / Shooting Gallery)

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There is a lot happening at White Walls and Shooting Gallery this month. For the month of October we’ll have a total of six shows on display, with five brand new shows going up next week. Those five new shows will include the work of MoneylessAdam Lister, Steve More, Remi Rough, and Martina Merlini. Not only do we have original works by the artists for sale, but we also have a couple of really awesome limited edition october prints for sale!

Stop in or contact the gallery at (415) 931-1500 to grab your limited edition print today!

Find out more about the prints after the jump!
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