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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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Recap: The Unearthly Paintings by Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman (White Walls)

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Mind Over Antimatter, Acrylic and pigments on canvas, 54″x40″

Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman’s “Calligraffiti,” situated between medieval calligraphy and modern day graffiti lettering, took off into outer space in an intergalactic themed exhibition titled, The Unearthly Paintings. Adding to the unearthly effect, Shoe implemented his secret “technologically advanced” iridescent paint. With an almost bleach-like effect when splattered across his canvases, Shoe creates star-scapes that seem to explode into a paint induced supernovae. Words like “unless”, “unobserved” and “anti knowledge,” challenge preconceived definitions as Shoe attempts to expands the minds of his viewers in this series of Unearthly Paintings.

The Unearthly Paintings
Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman
Showing Through August 9, 2014
@ White Walls
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

Check out the photo series below in case you missed this month’s exciting exhibition by Amsterdam based street artist, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman!
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White Walls Exclusive: Interview with Mr Jago

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His most abstracted work to date, Duncan Jago aka Mr Jago’s New Coordinates documents the wonder and fear of mankind’s journey to an unknown place and time. Fueled by the artist’s own anxieties about the future of our planet, Mr Jago paints in a vivid color palette inspired by the complexity of the environment which surrounds us; under the haze over the horizon or  beneath the luminescence of oil on water, we can see glorious sunsets and blooming spring flowers. Jago strives for depth of meaning in New Coordinates, but he leaves it up to the viewer to interpret beauty or despair.

New Coordinates
Mr Jago
Opening Reception August 16, 7-11 pm
Showing Through September 6, 2014
@ White Walls
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

RSVP to the event HERE.

Check out the White Walls exclusive interview to find out more about the artist and his upcoming body of work after the jump!
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From The Vault Series: “Sold Out” @ White Walls (2006)

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Ben Frost

The phrase “sell out” can mean a number of things, both good and bad. As an artist, it is ideal to “sell out” a show, when referencing an entire body of working being sold, but to be a “sell out” or to conform in order to optimize commercial success, is a different story. White Walls & Shooting Gallery‘s 2006 group exhibition, Sold Out is a play on this conventional phrase. Artists such as Crash, Buff Monter, Persue, Ben Frost, Bigfoot, Ian Johnson and many more participated in the 2006 exhibition to offer his or her own take on the loaded phrase. Check out these throwback photos from the White Walls & Shooting Gallery vault!
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From The Vault Series: “Wall Street Journals” @ White Walls (2005)

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Like a daily bulletin, the façades of buildings hold record of human existence and document all walks of life. This week, White Walls & Shooting Gallery‘s “From the Vault” series brings you the work of Chaz Bojorquez and Doze Green from the 2005 White Walls group exhibition titled, Wall Street Journals.

This exhibition, addresses the relevance of art on the streets and the physical traces of urban life by two of the most innovative and influential street artists today. Doze Green, known for his energetic paintings and performance art, emphasizes the ever-changing narrative of the walls that line the city. Chaz Bojorquez, after dedicating his studies to Cholo gang graffiti and Asian calligraphy, combines the two styles, to emphasize the complexity of urban culture. In this exhibition, the two artists seem to ask, “does graffiti have intent, purpose, cultural identity, history and create unity? Who owns the public space and who has the right to speak and be heard?”

Check out these incredible throwbacks from the White Walls & Shooting Gallery vault!
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ON VIEW: KEFE & MERYL PATAKY @ SHOOTING GALLERY (Platinum Cheese)

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The good people over at Platinum Cheese recently shared a little recap of the opening reception of our Shooting Gallery shows Floating World: Part One by KEFE, aka Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock, and our Shooting Gallery Project Space show The Golden Hour by Meryl Pataky.

At Shooting Gallery two shows have recently opened seeking to take us beyond our everyday existence into the realm of the cosmic and the etherial. The fist called “Floating World Part One” by KEFE (artist pair Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock) explores a whimsical version of Japan where the urban and modern meet the ancient and sacred.

“The Golden Hour” is a symphony to the Sun created by neon artist Meryl Pataky. Each piece is constructed out of elements created by a star, the neon uses Helium which is the first thing created in nuclear fusion, the framework is made of iron a heavier element made by the star. (via)

Floating World: Part One
KEFE
Showing Through August 9, 2014

The Golden Hour
Meryl Pataky
Extended Through August 23, 2014

@ Shooting Gallery
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

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