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White Walls Project Space Exclusive: Interview with Steve More

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The Topography of Time, a solo exhibition by artist, Steve More, is a visual history of urban art and the urban experience. In a White Walls Project Space exclusive interview with More, we learn that he attributes his highly textural representations of the urban experience to his previous artistic career in graffiti, stating, “graffiti artists look at their surroundings differently than your average commuter. They become acutely aware of the space and material aspects between point A and B.” The UK based artist further explains that this conceptual exhibition relies heavily on the physical and metaphysical qualities of the materials that lay beneath. Check out the interview below to read more about the artist himself and what to expect from his October show!
Opening Reception – Saturday, October 11, 7-11 pm
On View Through November 1, 2014
@ White Walls Project Space (www.whitewallssf.com/project-space)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Read the interview and see more process pictures after the jump!

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Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco Special Exhibition: APEX

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Today  brings opening night of the highly anticipated inaugural art fair, Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco, from the organizers of the respected Art Miami group. White Walls will exhibit works by San Francisco native, APEX, whom is also creating a special canvas piece for the fair measuring over 16×24 feet to be displayed at the entrance of the San Mateo Event Center. The artist will complete a portion of the canvas on-site during fair hours.

Earlier this week, Brock Brake made a visit to APEX’s studio space to photograph the artist’s process; see images below, and be sure to visit the White Walls booth, SV9. If you’d like a complimentary pass, please stop by the gallery or contact Jenny Darland (jdarland@whitewallssf.com) to have your pass made available for pickup at Will Call.

LOCATION
San Mateo County Event Center
Expo Hall
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403

FAIR HOURS
Platinum VIP Preview | Thursday, October 9 | 6pm – 7:30pm
Access for Art SV/SF Platinum VIP Cardholders

VIP Preview | Thursday, October 9 | 7:30pm – 10pm
Access for Art SV/SF VIP Cardholders and Accredited Press

GENERAL ADMISSION
Friday October 10 | 11am – 9pm
Saturday October 11 | 11am – 8pm
Sunday October 12 | 11am – 6pm

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White Walls Project Space Exclusive: Interview with Remi Rough

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The solo exhibition, Motivational Therapy, by London based artist Remi Rough is completely different from all of his previous work. The artist explains this exhibition as being much more emphatic than previous exhibitions in his name. In an exclusive White Walls interview, we spoke to Remi about the “motivation” behind this different body of work, as well as his artistic background, musical preferences and his thoughts on current graffiti culture.
Motivational Therapy
Opening Reception – Saturday, October 11, 7-11 pm
On View Through November 1, 2014
@ White Walls Project Space (www.whitewallssf.com/project-space)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
Read the interview and see more process pictures of Remi Rough by Michelle Morgan after the jump!

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Exclusive October Prints (White Walls / Shooting Gallery)

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There is a lot happening at White Walls and Shooting Gallery this month. For the month of October we’ll have a total of six shows on display, with five brand new shows going up next week. Those five new shows will include the work of MoneylessAdam Lister, Steve More, Remi Rough, and Martina Merlini. Not only do we have original works by the artists for sale, but we also have a couple of really awesome limited edition october prints for sale!

Stop in or contact the gallery at (415) 931-1500 to grab your limited edition print today!

Find out more about the prints after the jump!
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PRESS RELEASE: Wet Geometry by Adam Lister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Shooting Gallery – Justin Giarla
justin@shootinggallerysf.com

Shooting Gallery Presents:
Wet Geometry

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Shooting Gallery is pleased to present new works by watercolor artist, Adam Lister. In this new body of work, titled Wet Geometry, the artist expands on his Star Wars series as well as reinterpreting old masters, and was inspired by his love for geometric abstraction, color field painting and old school digital graphics. The opening reception will be held on October 11 from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exhibition will be on view through November 1, 2014 and is free and open to the public.

New York artist, Adam Lister creates 8-Bit inspired watercolor paintings based on iconic artwork, movies and games. Lister showcases his proficient technical ability in watercolors through the creation of strong lines through bordering colors; an impressive task considering the difficulty of this medium. Lister also creates 3D printed versions of his watercolor images, using full color sandstone.

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 visually interesting compositions.

Adam Lister was born and raised in Virginia. In 2003 he received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. After graduating, he practiced his art in Brooklyn for nearly a decade until he moved back to Virginia and opened his own gallery, the Adam Lister Gallery. He now resides in Beacon, New York where he is a full time artist.

Media Opportunities
Interview with Adam Lister
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request

Event Information
Wet Geometry
Opening Reception – Saturday, October 11, 7-11 pm
On View Through November 1, 2014
@ Shooting Gallery (www.shootinggallerysf.com)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

PRESS RELEASE: Starch, Wax, Paper & Wood by Martina Merlini

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Shooting Gallery– Justin Giarla
justin@shootinggallerysf.com

Shooting Gallery Project Space Presents:
Starch, Wax, Paper & Wood

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Shooting Gallery Project Space is pleased to present new paintings and installation by Italian artist Martina Merlini, in her first solo exhibition with the gallery titled Starch, Wax, Paper & Wood. Merlini will be an artist in residence for a month’s time leading up to and during her exhibition, creating new works on panel and a large-scale installation. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 11 from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exhibit will be on view through November 1, 2014 and is free and open to the public.

Martina Merlini was born in Bologna, Italy in 1986. She received a degree in Illustration from IED Milano and now lives and works in Milan. She has collaborated with and had clients such as Vice Italia, Zelle ArteContemporanea, Rivista Studio, Eli Edizioni, Diner Journal, Assab One and The Milan Review. Merlini often showcases her work in Milan and throughout Italy, and has shown work in notable contemporary art galleries in Amsterdam and the U.S.

Media Opportunities
Interview with Martina Merlini
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request

Event Information
Starch, Wax, Paper & Wood
Opening Reception – Saturday, October 11, 7-11 pm
On View Through November 1, 2014
@ Shooting Gallery (www.shootinggallerysf.com/project-space)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

PRESS RELEASE: TORNANDO by Moneyless

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact White Walls – Justin Giarla
justin@whitewallssf.com

White Walls Presents:
TORNANDO

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White Walls is pleased to present the new work of Italian artist, Moneyless, in his latest exhibition titled, TORNANDO. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 11 from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exhibit will be on view through November 1, 2014 and is free and open to the public.

Whether it be painting or sculpture, the art of Teo Pirisi, otherwise known as Moneyless, is never tied down by the weight of any fixed form. Through the juxtaposition of pure geometric shapes and natural surroundings, he describes his work as geometric ontology. The artist’s aesthetic suggests a Platonic vision where geometry is represented as the structure and foundation upon which all nature is built. For TORNANDO, which translates to return or to come back in English, Moneyless will be taking a one-month residency with White Walls to create all new works on panel as well as a site-specific installation for his exhibition.

Born in Milan in 1980 and raised in Tuscany, the art of Moneyless, aka Teo Pirisi, is characterized by an investigation on the most raw 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 developed his signature geometric style through his studies at Multimedia and Communication Design at Carrara Fine Art Academy and Isia in Florence, Italy, respectively.

Media Opportunities
Interview with Moneyless
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request

Event Information
TORNANDO
Opening Reception – Saturday, October 11, 7-11 pm
On View Through November 1, 2014
@ White Walls (www.whitewallssf.com)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

PRESS RELEASE: Motivational Therapy by Remi Rough

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact White Walls – Justin Giarla
justin@whitewallssf.com

White Walls Project Space Presents:
Motivational Therapy

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White Walls Project Space is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Remi Rough, in his solo exhibition titled Motivational Therapy. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 11 from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exhibit will be on view through November 1, 2014 and is free and open to the public.

Motivational Therapy is a departure from recent works by Remi Rough. While his paintings can be described as a form of visual haiku, balance, harmony and movement are consistent motifs. Rough brings energy to each piece through the use of color as well as form. Geometric figures combined with neon and neutrals leave the viewer with a sense of calm and life. Motivational Therapy is a clean slate in which Rough utilizes abstract forms and unexpected color palettes to create clean lines and flow.

South London born and bred, Remi Rough has been breaking boundaries with the aid of a spray can and a paintbrush for over 26 years. Transcending the traditional and somewhat idealised vision of a graffiti writer, he is passionate and unforgiving in his creative progression.

He moved from the streets to the galleries with his debut art show in 1989 and has since gone on to exhibit in London, Paris, Perth, Tokyo, Santander, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Berlin, Ibiza and more cities dotted around the globe. However, he still keeps his finger in the street art pie, taking part in New York’s Underbelly Project in 2010.

His work has also appeared in the books; Graffiti World, Abstract Graffiti and Untitled III and was featured in the award winning Ghost Village Project. Remi Rough was invited to speak on the underground history of UK graffiti in front of a sell-out auditorium at the Tate Modern, as part of its Street Art exhibition in 2008 and in 2009 he published his first book Lost Colours and Alibis.

Media Opportunities
Interview with Remi Rough
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request

Event Information
Motivational Therapy
Opening Reception – Saturday, October 11, 7-11 pm
On View Through November 1, 2014
@ White Walls Project Space (www.whitewallssf.com/project-space)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

PRESS RELEASE: The Topography of Time by Steve More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact White Walls – Justin Giarla
justin@whitewallssf.com

White Walls Project Space Presents:
The Topography of Time

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White Walls Project Space is pleased to present the new work of Steve More, in his solo exhibition titled The Topography of Time. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 11 from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exhibit will be on view through November 1, 2014 and is free and open to the public.

Using materials such as billboard poster, wood and concrete, Steve More reveals the passage of time in the urban environment in his artwork. In his recent work, More utilizes these materials in combination with the repetition of precise parallel lines thus creating an I.D. or fingerprint pattern, further emphasizing the idea of identification. The Topography of Time expands on the artist’s experimentation with the duality of identity and history.

Edinburgh based artist, Steve More, began his career as a graffiti artist in the mid 1980’s before switching to studio-based work in 2005. While his work retains an urban influence, he has dismissed graffiti aesthetics in favour of wider social narratives. More has also previously worked extensively with computers in the design and advertising industry and cites this experience, along with the prevalence of social media, as being a major source of commentary in his work.

Media Opportunities
Interview with Steve More
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request

Event Information
The Topography of Time
Opening Reception – Saturday, October 11, 7-11 pm
On View Through November 1, 2014
@ White Walls Project Space (www.whitewallssf.com/project-space)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

PRESS RELEASE: White Walls at Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco 2014

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Contact White Walls – Justin Giarla
justin@whitewallssf.com

 

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White Walls at Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco 2014:
APEX

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White Walls, in accordance with Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco, is pleased to present the work of local SF-based artist, APEX. In addition to work featured exclusively in the White Walls booth, the artist will exhibit a special project for the fair which consists of a 16 x 24 ft canvas to be displayed at the fair entrance. APEX will be in attendance during the fair with plans to complete finishing touches of the large canvas project onsite. White Walls, featuring APEX, will be located at booth SV9 and will be open all fair hours Thursday through Sunday, October 9-12, 2014.

APEX has garnered much attention throughout the Bay Area and abroad, and has been commissioned by clients including Outside Lands, Spotify, the Puma lounge at the America’s Cup, Scion, Red Bull, Zynga, GoDaddy, and Starbucks.

Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco (Art SV/SF) is Art Miami’s new International Contemporary and Modern Art Fair on the West Coast. Centrally located between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the fair is proud to present 75 highly respected international galleries and art institutions from France, Italy, Germany, England, The Netherlands, Finland, South Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Venezuela, China, Austria, Argentina and The United States. The Fair will showcase investment quality Contemporary and Modern works of art for acquisition from the 20th and 21st centuries, including emergent talent and new media artists. Over 750 artists from 42 countries will be on exhibit during the fair.

Media Opportunities
Interview with APEX
Interview with gallery owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request

Event Information
White Walls Presents APEX at Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco 2014

Platinum VIP Thursday, Oct. 9 | 6pm – 7:30pm
VIP Preview Thursday, Oct. 9 | 7:30pm – 10pm
General Admission
Friday, Oct. 10 | 11am – 9pm
Saturday, Oct. 11 | 11am – 8pm
Sunday, Oct. 12 | 11am – 6pm

Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco (www.artsvfair.com)
White Walls (www.whitewallssf.com)
San Mateo County Event Center Expo Hall
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
White Walls Booth: SV9

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