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Exclusive Preview: Moneyless -TORNANDO (White Walls)

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Moneyless, whether it be painting or sculpture, is never tied down by the weight of any fixed form. Through the juxtaposition of pure geometric shapes and natural surroundings, he describes his art as geometric ontology. The artist’s aesthetic seems to quote a Platonic vision where geometry is represented as the structure and foundation upon which all nature is built. Fire, air, water and earth are the basic elements of existence and they come from the evolution of the his central geometrical figure: the triangle. For his show, TORNANDO, which translates to return or to come back in English, Moneyless will be taking a one-month residency with White Walls gallery to create all new works as well as a site specific installation for his exhibition.

Born in Milan in 1980 and raised in Tuscany, Moneyless, aka Teo Pirisi’s art is characterized by an investigation on the rawest elements of life and focuses on a process of continual evolution. He attributes his graphical mark to the street, where he developed his unique style and where he grounded his roots in Tuscany’s ’90s graffiti and writing scene. Pirisi further devolped his signature geometric style through his studies at Multimedia and Communication Design at Carrara Fine Art Academy and Isia in Florence, respectively.

TORNANDO
Moneyless
Opening Reception October 11, 7-11pm   Showing through – November 1, 2014
@ White Walls Gallery
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

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Exclusive Preview: Adam Lister – Wet Geometry (Shooting Gallery)

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New York artist, Adam Lister creates 8-Bit inspired watercolor paintings based on famous artwork, movies and games. Lister’s showcases his strong technical ability in waters colors through the creation of strong lines through bordering colors; an impressive task considering the difficulty of this medium. Adam has also experimented with 3D printed versions of his watercolor images, using full color sandstone to create these digitized works.

In his latest body of geometric watercolors, Wet Geometry, Lister aims to breakdown, rearrange and reference iconic images from art history and pop culture. By flattening out and simplifying the referred images, he uses an angular method of visual processing to restructure and recompose familiar images. Lister’s curiosity in deciphering visual language fuels his artwork. Drawn to the hand-made and transparent qualities watercolors hold, Lister juxtaposes the medium’s soft washes of color with rigid drawing to render visual interesting compositions. Inspiration for Wet Geometry, and other works, come from Lister’s love for geometric abstraction, color field painting and old school digital graphics.

Lister received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC in 2003. For the last decade he has been working on his art and in his gallery, Adam Lister Gallery in Virgina, where he was born and raised. He now resides in New York, where he focuses full time on his artwork. Lister has shown his work many times in notable cities such as, New York City, Washington DC and London.

Wet Geometry
Adam Lister
Opening Reception October 11, 7-11pm   Showing through – November 1, 2014
@ Shooting Gallery Project Space
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

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Opening Reception C215, Pakpoom Silaphan, David Marc Grant, Christopher Burch (Derek Macario)

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Christopher Burch

Last Saturday night marked the opening of four new exhibitions at White Walls & Shooting Gallery for the month of September. It was a great night for art, music and conversation.  Local photographer Derek Macario came through the gallery last weekend and shared his photo journal of the night with us. Check out Macario’s great collection of photos from the opening night of new work by C215, Pakpoom Silaphan, Christopher Burch, and David Marc Grant!

On view through October 4, 2014
@ 886 Geary Street, San Francisco CA
(415) 931-1500

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Opening Reception: C215, Pakpoom Silaphan, David Marc Grant, Christopher Burch (Brock Brake)

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Pakpoom Silaphan

This past weekend was the opening reception of our four new September solo shows by local and international artists C215‘s Nina je t’aime, Pakpoom Silaphan‘s Essentializing the Essence, David Marc Grant‘s Look at what came before, and that will be the future and Christopher Burch‘s Oh Ye of Little Faith at White Walls and Shooting gallery.  Dont miss your chance to check out these four new amazing exhibitions that close on October 4.  The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 12-7pm!

On view through October 4, 2014
@ 886 Geary Street, San Francisco CA
(415) 931-1500

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Install Week: September 2014 (Brock Brake)

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David Marc Grant

While our doors have been closed for install week, we’ve been hard at work building the latest exhibitions by Christopher Burch, David Marc Grant, Pakpoom Silaphan and C215. Bay Area based conceptual artist, Chris Burch has long prepared for his Project Space show, Oh Ye of Little Faith. For Burch, this week was spent putting the finishing touches on individual pieces, as well as creating a site specific mural and installation for his exhibition. David Marc Grant was also hard at work on his own installation; contributing an encompassing mural and installation of reclaimed wood pieces to backdrop his small scale narrative series titled, Look at What Came Before, and that Will be the Future. London based, Thai artist, Pakpoom Silaphan sent over crates for his exciting pop-art inspired exhibition, Essentializing the Essence. Having shown his work in international centers such as London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, we at White Walls & Shooting Gallery are honored to have him show with us this month. Finally, C215′s exhibition Nina, je t’aime went up without a hitch. Featuring many brightly colored stencil portraits of Nina, this is an exhibition entirely dedicated to his daughter and the love of his life. Often referred to the French equivalent of Banksy, Christian Guémy’s stencil art can be seen all over the city of Paris and around the world. With so many notable artists soon to be on display, we are greatly looking forward to sharing with you the talent of these individuals.

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All on view September 13 through October 4, 2014
@ 886 Geary Street, San Francisco CA
(415) 931-1500
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On View: Poesia “Reflexive” at Shooting Gallery (Hi-Fructose)

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In a recent Hi-Fructose review of Shooting Gallery artist’s, Poesia, recent exhibition titled, Reflexive, Roxanne Goldberg states her positive opinion on the body of work. Goldberg states, “Old master religious paintings, classical sculpture and the avant-garde are all victims of Poesia’s clever interventions, which thrust art history into the present and beg the viewer to re-consider the artworks in their newly christened contemporary context.” Check out the review here and be sure to see this body of work in person, tomorrow is the last day!

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

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Recent Stencil Graffiti from C215 (COLOSSAL)

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The stencil art of Christian Guémy, aka C215, is the  real deal. His street art is honest, observant, sensitive and beautiful. While he has been compared to Banksy, C215′s art is anything but political. This French urban artist’s work is so full of emotion and humanity, it’s hard to believe his portraits are totally rendered by stencil. His art does not exist to interrupt its context, rather to coexist peacefully within its surroundings with total reverence and understanding. The art blog, Colossal, recently published images of some of C215′s most recent street art. Check out the French artist’s most recent work and get ready for his upcoming shows, Nina, je t’aime at White Walls Gallery and a retrospective of his work at Opera Gallery in Paris this October!

Nina je t’aime
Opening Reception – Saturday, September 13, 7-11 pm
On View Through October 4, 2014
@ White Walls
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

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Mr Jago ‘New Co-ordinates’ & Poesia ‘Reflexive’ (Arrested Motion)

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With the final days of Mr Jago’s White Walls solo show New Coordinates and Poesia’s Shooting Gallery solo show ReflexiveSven Davis from Arrested Motion shares with us a nice recap of our August opening receptions.

If you have more than a passing interest in abstract graffiti, then White Walls and Shooting Gallery’s August double-header would have peaked your interest. Transcend members Mr Jago (seen above) from Bristol in the UK and local boy Poesia (seen below) opened a pair of solo exhibitions respectively entitled New Co-ordinates and Reflexive. Jago’s organic compositions have an ethereal flow, and whilst Poesia’s angular geometric biased work visually couldn’t be more different, both contain a similar dynamism within their work, forged from their pursuit of abstraction of the work styles that typified their earlier careers as artists and graffiti writers. (via)

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 BrakeBryant SinaDerek Macario and Dora Tsui after the jump.
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Exclusive Preview of Christopher Burch’s Oh Ye of Little Faith

Christopher Burch

With the approach of closing day for our current August shows by Mr Jago and Poesia the gallery begins to blossom once again with activity preparing for our upcoming September solo shows.  September Shooting Gallery project space artist Christopher Burch is in the midst of his installation for Oh Ye of Little Faith: The Legend of Preacher Pinetar opening September 13.  Until then we share with you some behind the scenes shots taken in Burch’s studio at Book and Job as he finalizes works for his solo show.

Opening Reception – Saturday, September 13, 7-11 pm
On View Through October 4, 2014
@ Shooting Gallery Project Space
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Check out more exclusive pictures by Brock Brake after the jump!
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Interview: Adele Renault (MadeByPeople)

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MadeByPeople, an Australian art/lifestyle blog recently caught up with White Walls artist Adele Renault to talk about her work.  In the interview with the hyperrealistic painter, you’ll find out more on what drives her to create, how she chooses her subject matter, and the overall importance of light.  Be on the look out for Renault in Germany, September 6, for her solo show Adele Renault: Pigeon Voyageur and if you go to Art Basel Miami Beach this year, you may even encounter a mural by she and Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman.

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