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
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