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August Opening Reception – Mr Jago and Poesia

August Opening Reception

This past Saturday, August 16, marked our latest opening receptions which highlighted Mr Jago’s White Walls solo show New Coordinates and Poesia’s Shooting Gallery solo show Reflexive.  Mr Jago and Poesia were on hand all night to talk about their new bodies of work and interact with guests.  Also in attendance were other White Walls & Shooting Gallery artists including Apex, Melanie Alves, Meryl Pataky, TLtv, Adam Ziskie and Mike Tyau.

New Coordinates
Mr Jago

Reflexive
Poesia

Showing Through September 6, 2014
@ White Walls & Shooting Gallery
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

Check out more opening reception photos by Brock Brake, Bryant Sina, Derek Macario and Dora Tsui after the jump.
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Moneyless in Atlanta for Living Walls Conference 2014

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The Living Walls Conference in Atlanta is at it yet again this year with even more murals all around the city from even more local and international artists.  Moneyless is one of the international artists that made it to this year’s conference and since his arrival has painted multiple murals including inside the W Hotel in downtown, another large-scale public wall in his rhythmic patterns, and a collaborative project with with Christopher Derek Bruno.

Keep up with Moneyless as he prepares for his upcoming solo show in October called TORNANDO at White Walls.

Check out pictures by Austin McManus, Joe Dreher, and Miriam Robinson after the jump!
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Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada Commissioned by The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

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The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has recently released that they’ve commissioned White Walls artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada, a Cuban American urban artist who specializes in landscape portraiture, to create a temporary portrait on the National Mall in October, 2014.  The planned title for the piece “Out of many, One,” a compilation of several portraits of people in the Washington, D.C. area made into one composite portrait.  The work project will be viewable from the newly reopened Washington Monument and satellite images like google earth.  Plans of an interactive walk-through experience for visitors is also planned.
The land-portrait will be placed on a 10-acre site and stretch across 6 acres of land on the south side of the reflecting pool between the World War II and Lincoln memorials.  Installation is set to begin in September to be completed by the beginning of October, 2014.  2,000 tons of sand, 800 tons of soil, 10,000 wooden pegs and miles of string are materials needed to complete the project.
See process shots of Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s past landscape portraits after the jump!

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Exclusive Preview: Poesia – “Reflexive” (Shooting Gallery SF)

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Class is in session at the Shooting Gallery this month as Bay Area street artist, Poesia gives us “Graffuturism 101″ in his latest show titled, Reflexive. Survey of Western Art History meets Geometry Essentials in this cross curricular exhibition. Poesia showcases his technical abilities while adding new life to duplicated works of the renaissance masters such as Jacques-Louis David’s “Death of Marat” and many more.

Check out these work-in-progress shots of Poesia in his studio for his upcoming show and be sure to come by White Walls & Shooting Gallery to see the work in person at his opening, Saturday August 16th, 7 to 11pm!

Reflexive
Poesia
Opening Reception August 16, 7-11pm
Showing Through September 6, 2014
@ Shooting Gallery
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

Check out more pictures by Plucky Shot Me after the jump!

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Apex mural process in the Tenderloin (Brock Brake)

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To add to the Tenderloin’s growing collection of art, White Walls artist, Apex aka Richardo Richey contributed a blue and red “3D” mural in his signature hand to the side of a neighborhood laundry mat.  Apex is best known for his colorfully rendered abstract spray paint murals. Murals by the graffiti artist can be seen around the city, as well as curatorial projects by the artist, such as the Bluxome Alley murals.

Apex has been busy painting all over the city, not just in the Tenderloin. Recently, he was featured as a part of Hello Art City’s Way Out West project with a billboard that can be seen on 19th and Mission St. and he also live painted a mural for the 2014 Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park.  Be sure to stay tuned for Apex’s upcoming White Walls show in November

Check out these process shots by White Walls photographer, Brock Brake, after the jump!
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From The Vault Series: Shepard Fairey – New Works (2006)

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Spring of 2006 was a historic time in White Walls exhibition history. World famous American street artist, graphic designer, illustrator and political activist Shepard Fairey exhibited a collection of his signature propaganda style paintings in an exhibition titled, “New Work.” Just two years prior to the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign and the release of his iconic Obama Hope poster, White Walls represented Fairey before he became a household name. Emerging from the board culture of the early 2000s, Fairey was first, and still is, widely recognized for his Obey Giant campaign and clothing line amongst the skateboard scene.

Fairey’s current CV includes exhibitions with notable art institutions such as, the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Fairey has large scale murals around the world; this year he embarked on an eight city mural tour with his crew visiting cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. Today, Fairey continues to spread important socio-political messages through his effective graphic design skills and powerful ad campaigns.

Check out some of these awesome throwback photos from Fairey’s 2006 White Walls exhibition below!
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FAITH47 – DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA (AUGUST 2014)

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Faith47 has been busy recently working on a series of 6 large scale murals under the N3 viaduct in Durban, South Africa.  She’s referring to the project as “A Study Of Warwick Triangle At Rush Hour” which is a row of columns that she painted  across from the Early Morning Market in Warwick.  Check out the video below to find out even more about Faith47′s time in South Africa!

So much of our shared space and our city architecture is alienating to the individual.
Interventions within public spaces allow for a visual gap in which people can breathe and feel again (via)

More photos of the murals shot by Luca Barausse, Michelle Hankinson, Kierran Allen and Faith47 after the jump!
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KEFE | PAOM | Floating World Capsule Collection

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Kelly Tunstall in her limited edition Floating World: Part One wrap dress

Shooting Gallery artist couple, KEFE aka Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock have recently released a Time-Limited edition set of print-to-order clothing and accessories in conjunction with their Floating Worlds exhibition with Print All Over Me clothing company. KeFe’s Floating World: Part One clothing line and Part Two are available now!  Check out POAM.com and follow the link to get Kelly Tunstall’s reception night look here!

Floating World: Part One
KEFE
Showing Through August 9, 2014
@ Shooting Gallery
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

Check out more of KEFE’s Floating World: Part One clothing line and accessories after the jump!!
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Streets: Eine for Project M/5 Berlin (Arrested Motion)

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White Walls and UK street artist, Ben Eine, who’s murals can be seen throughout San Francisco and around the world, is currently repping his signature circus typography in Berlin this week. REVOLUTION adorns the exterior of Urban Nation’s headquarters and kicks off the organization’s summer long art exhibition series. Urban Nation, who’s mission is to support renowned and emerging artists alike, as well as cities and their inhabitants, has curated a summer of workshops, events, and exhibitions with artists such as O. Two, Sickboy, Eine and many more. Check out the Arrested Motion article here for more information on the summer lineup!

See more pictures from Birdman after the jump!
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Recap – Floating World: Part One by KEFE (Shooting Gallery)

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Kinkaku-ji, Acrylic on wood panel, 67×60″

Playtime gets taken over by eager parents, KEFE aka Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock in the Shooting Gallery exhibition, Floating World: Part One. Like something out of a Hayao Miyazaki film, artist couple KEFE’s exhibition is a hybrid blend of quirky animation and Japanese imagery. Kelly’s feminine sensibilities are evident in the delicacy of the creatures she illustrates; these creature’s tiny features and twinkling eyes, paired with mermaid tails, fairy wings and parasols are so absolutely feminine and at the same time, not at all. To balance, Ferris contributes his inner childhood skater boy aesthetic. More masculine creatures like bull dogs and crocodiles are adorned in Samurai garb and converse sneakers, all while riding skateboards or carrying boom boxes.

Underlying the entire exhibit is the couples love of Japanese culture. The title comes from the Japanese word and concept of Ukiyo-e, which literally translates to Floating World. Make-believe creatures come to life in a fantasy land invented as an adaption from the realities of the big city.

Floating World: Part One
KEFE
Showing Through August 9, 2014
@ Shooting Gallery
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

Check out photos from the Floating World: Part One exhibition by KeFe after the jump!
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