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Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman: Graffiti artist evolves as painter (SFGate)

Keep it Unreal 2014

Kimberly Chun of SFGate recently caught up with Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman and asked the artist a few questions about his upcoming White Walls show The Unearthly Paintings which opens Saturday, July 12. Chun and Meulman discussed the main underlining themes of existence, science, and outer space in his new body of work. In addition, the artist touches on hip-hop, keeping it un-real, and the 35th anniversary of his street moniker ‘Shoe.’ Be sure to join us for the opening reception and meet the calligraffiti master himself!

Check out the full article here!

The Unearthly Paintings
Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman
Opening Reception July 12, 7-11 pm
Showing Through August 9, 2014
@ White Walls
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

Check out more work by Meulman after the jump!
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Shooting Gallery Exclusive: Interview with KEFE aka Kelly Tunstall & Ferris Plock

kefe floating world: part one

We recently caught up with power couple artist duo KEFE aka Kelly Tunstall & Ferris Plock to talk about their upcoming collaborative show Floating World: Part One which opens on July 12 at Shooting Gallery. KEFE also gave us a tour of their charming San Francisco home where the late night studio magic happens. Check out the interview below to find out more about KEFE’s background, influences and what you can expect from their Floating World series in the future. Don’t forget to join us for the opening reception on July 12, 7-11 pm!

Floating World: Part One
KEFE
Opening Reception July 12, 7-11 pm
Showing Through August 9, 2014
@ Shooting Gallery
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

Check out the interview and more studio visit pictures by Brock Brake after the jump!

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SUPERSONIC VISITS MERYL PATAKY (Supersonic Art)

Meryl Pataky The Golden Hour

Zach Tutor, the creator and editor of Supersonic Art shares with us this amazing studio visit with Meryl Pataky for her upcoming solo Shooting Gallery Project Space show The Golden Hour which opens on July 12. Get a behind the scenes look into Meryl’s beautiful San Francisco studio space as she’s documented by photographer Brock Brake bending neon, gluing pyrite, planting succulents and working on her Rorschach inspired deer hide pieces for The Golden Hour.

See more of Supersonic’s post on Meryl Pataky here!

The Golden Hour
Meryl Pataky
Opening Reception July 12, 7-11 pm- RSVP
NOW EXTENDED Through August 23, 2014
@ Shooting Gallery Project Space
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

Check out more studio visit pictures by Brock Brake after the jump!
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White Walls Exclusive: Interview with Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman

Niels 'Shoe' Meulman the unearthly paintings

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with our July White Walls artist Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman to find out more about his upcoming body of work for The Unearthly Paintings which opens to the public on July 12. Some topics covered were inspiration behind his new body of work, art and creativity in different cities around the world, and Meulman’s word play that appears frequently in his paintings. Don’t forget to join us for the opening reception on July 12, 7-11 pm and meet the calligraffiti master himself!

The Unearthly Paintings
Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman
Opening Reception July 12, 7-11 pm
Showing Through August 9, 2014
@ White Walls
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931- 1500

Check out the interview and process pictures of Meulman after the jump!
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Greg Gossel @ White Walls (Fecal Face)

greg gossel goddamn white walls gallery

Rachel Ralph of Fecal Face Dot Com, wrote a pointed review of Greg Gossel and Justin Kerson’s latest body of works, GODDAMN and Blood and Ink. Read a bit on Ralph’s thoughts below and don’t miss your chance to see the exhibits in person before closing after July 5.

On Gossel: “The works no longer look like displaced graffiti ripped from city walls but rather stand alone as really awesome paintings. I especially dig the abstract painted pieces which only contain traces of the stenciled advertisements that carry through most of the works in this show, and his previous projects. The eyes in them seem whimsical and light-hearted, which is emphasized by the pastel palette from which they emerge.” (via)

GODDAMN by Greg Gossel & Blood and Ink by Justin Kerson
On view through July 5, 2014
@ White Walls & White Walls Project Space
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931-1500

Check out more pictures by Rachel Ralph after the jump!
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Exclusive Print Launch: Matangi by Lauren Napolitano

Lauren Napolitano

Matangi Print by Lauren Napolitano Now Available

  • Hand-pulled screen print on 65 lb. / 176 gsm card stock, acid and lignin free
  • Printed by Faultline Artspace
  • 12×12 in
  • Edition of 15
  • Hand-signed and numbered by the artist
  • Gift with purchase includes one unique hand-painted vintage railroad spike within a customized pouch
  • $100 USD + shipping and handling
  • For inquiries, please contact justin@whitewallssf.com or call (415) 931-1500

Lauren Napolitano Print Release

Press Release: Floating World: Part One by KEFE

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

Shooting Gallery Presents:
Floating World: Part One

kefe floating world part one

Shooting Gallery is pleased to present the new work of KEFE, artist duo Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock, in their latest exhibition titled Floating World: Part One. The opening reception will be Saturday, July 12 from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exhibit will be on display through August 9, 2014 and is free and open to the public.

The works in Floating World: Part One showcase both collaborative and solo pieces by the artists and are an exploration of, and center around, their profound love for Japanese traditions and culture. The title of the show is in direct reference to the ancient art of Ukiyoe, which translates to “pictures of the floating world.” The concept of an actual floating world intrigued the duo and they began building a body of work around the idea of an unrooted, ever changing place where anything is possible. The Japanese concept of Tsukumogami, the belief that objects acquire a soul after 100 years of existence, is also evident in the symbolic objects illustrated in the couple’s paintings.

KEFE’s floating world is a dream destination where characters achieve the unimaginable, where buildings come alive after eons of slumber, and where different species of animals converse openly with each other and with their human companions. Make-believe creatures adorned in the hierarchic dress of kimonos and parasols serve as a biomorphic representation of adaption vs. mutation; freedom vs. bondage; and ancient vs. urban.

Pairing innocent imagery with darker undertones, KEFE creates symbologies of their urban life which lies adjacent to forest and ocean in San Francisco. Incorporating valued items from their everyday city life together, such as keys and legos, Hayao Miyazaki’s “Totoro” and Claude the alligator from the Academy of Sciences, these representations in Floating World: Part One, explore the personal rarities found in the life of this urban family through the lens of an ancient art.

Media Opportunities
Interview with Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request

ON VIEW @ WHITE WALLS GALLERY/SHOOTING GALLERY (Platinum Cheese)

platinum cheese greg gossel goddamn

Platinum Cheese sets us off on the right foot for the last week of our current shows with a recap of the jam packed opening reception on June 14.  This saturday July 5 marks the last day to view the shows GODDAMN by Greg Gossel, Bloom by Charmaine Olivia, Blood and Ink by Justin Kerson, Sex in Suburbia by Andrea Heimer and last but not least the two month running group show Space//Squared curated by Sven Davis.

Check out the article here!

All shows on view through July 5, 2014
@ 886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA

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Greg Gossel’s “GODDAMN” (Super Sonic)

greg gossel goddamn super sonic art

Super Sonic Art, an art blog which chronicles the rise of the electronic school of new contemporary art, recaps the opening night of Greg Gossel‘s latest body of work at White Walls, GODDAMN, with additional photos and commentary on the evening. Check out the feature and be sure to catch the show in person before closing next Saturday, July 5.

GODDAMN
Greg Gossel
On view through July 5, 2014
@ White Walls
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 931-1500

Follow on Instagram:
@greggossel
@supersonicart
@whitewallssf

Check out more pictures by Brock Brake after the jump!
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Press Release: The Golden Hour by Meryl Pataky

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

Shooting Gallery Project Space Presents:

The Golden Hour

meryl pataky the golden hour

Shooting Gallery Project Space is pleased to present, The Golden Hour, an exhibition entirely dedicated to the elemental life force and power of the sun by neon-artist Meryl Pataky. The opening reception will be Saturday, July 12 from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exhibit will be on display through August 9, 2014 and is free and open to the public.

Pataky’s latest exhibition is more of an exploration into the cosmos than ever before. The first to be created by atomic fusion within a star, Helium is the element of choice and can be seen as the warm peach color illuminated within the neon tubing of the central works. From Helium, a long list of elements are created by the same process, eventually producing heavier elements such as iron, carbon, and oxygen. Pataky displays the use of iron in her steel framing, carbon in deer hide works and wood framing, and oxygen in a composition of succulents. Additionally, three Periodic Elements in neon: Gold (Au), Silver (Ag) and Copper (Cu) can be seen in The Golden Hour. These three precious metals are elements that are only created during supernovae explosions, lending themselves perfectly to Pataky’s cosmic theme.

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

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