New White Walls opened its doors on February 09 from 7-11 pm featuring a solo show from a highly talented SF artist Chad Hasegawa. Abby Wilcox of Live Fast Magazine paid a visit to Chad’s studio and had a chat with him about an upcoming show, his love for bears, his unique style, important people in his life and his inspiration.
“The beast Philip Guston is who I’m looking at nowadays. My show ABSTRACTS FROM introduced me to him. His colors and style, and his story, I find it all very interesting. It will change when I discover the next”- Hasegawa.
His new show is a recreation of a series of artwork from SF MOMA’s Abstract Expressionist NY exhibition. Each of his new paintings depicts his trademark bears – wild, strong, fascinating guardians. In the interview Hasegawa comments on his mural work and his bears being a symbol, a protector and the attention those murals get from the ordinary people who see it on the streets. ABSTRACTS FROM is currently on view through March 2, 2013 at White Walls’ new location at 886 Geary, at the corner of Larkin.
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