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Aqua Art Miami

As of 5am yesterday morning, the White Walls crew has temporarily relocated to Miami, Florida. The Aqua Wynwood art fair opens this Thursday, December 3rd, where you can find White Walls at Booth 50. Check out the official lineup:

White Walls in Booth 50:

AJ Fosik, Aaron Nagel, Becca, Casey Gray, Ernesto Yerena, Greg Gossel, Jesse Hazelip, Jessica Hess, Kevin Cyr, Mark Warren Jacques, Mike Shine, Morgan Slade, Nas Chompas, Ron English, Shawn Barber, Isabel Samaras, Timothy Karpinski, Kill Pixie, Lucas Soi, and Erik Foss

View exhibition online

Scroll down to see the large scale installations that Mike Shine and AJ Fosik have been working on while we hang this three day exhibition.

Even in the tightest of quarters, Mike Shine has managed to construct his signature “Art Shack” with the help of his sons and friends. The structure is solidly in place, but we all know that’s only half the battle. We anticipate long hours of painting the walls, inside and out, from Mr. Shine before the fair opens tomorrow.

Mike Shine isn’t the only artist putting his best foot forward this December. Just outside of Booth 50 near the fair entrance, AJ Fosik has installed one of his most intricate works to date. The brightly colored, three snouted creature is one of his strongest pieces of the year, if you ask us.

Aqua Art Miami : AJ Fosik

We are also happy to have Morgan Slade, Casey Gray, Aaron Nagel, Ramblin Worker, and Jesse Hazelip in Miami with us. We appreciate their efforts to be here, showing devotion to their craft and support of the gallery. Stay tuned for updates and we hope to see you in Miami this week!

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Press Release: Winter Group Show

Winter Group Show

Opening December 12th 2009 7-11pm

Winter Group Show

White Walls is proud to present the Winter Group Show opening December 12th 2009. No themes or undertones to this exhibit, just the best art from the artists we’ve been dying to see. This massive group show features more than 30 artist from around the US with close to 60 original pieces of art. Please join us for the opening reception at White Walls Gallery on December 12th 2009 from 7-11 pm.

We are excited to show several artists who we are inspired by and admire. Varying from prolific artists who have established careers to those who are just now emerging. This exceptional collection fluctuates between abstract, mixed media, sculpture, urban, folk and contemporary art. The Winter Group Show embodies White Walls’ mission to push the boundaries between lowbrow, urban and fine art and we are proud to exhibit such a diverse collection all under one roof.

Featured Artists: Clayton Brothers, AJ Fosik, Thomas Campbell, Anthony Lister, Mike Shine, Cody Hudson, Katy Horan, Rich Jacobs, Alex Kopps, Kill Pixie, Greg Gossel, Ernesto Yerena, Timothy Karpinski, Nas Chompas, Mark Warren Jacques, Erik Foss, D Young V, Antistrot, Aaron Nagel, Robert Burden, Becca, Casey Gray, Lance Strongheart, Henry Gunderson, Mercedes Heinwien, Phillip Lumbang, Akira Beard plus more surprise guests to come.

Winter Group Show opens December 12th, 2009 and runs through January 2nd, 2009. Please see our extensive media kit for images, artist statements and further information on the event.

Stencil Artists Tell All

Since our Stencil Show artists are a rare breed, we decided to throw something fun at them in place of a traditional interview. We let the artists tell their story through a mad lib, passing the story amongst themselves for a complete mix up. Read on to see how Tes One, David Soukup, Casey Gray, Ernesto Yerena, Chris Stain and Adam 5100 got to where they are today.

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Red Carpet: The Stencil Show

Red Carpet

As stated by Arrested Motion, The Stencil Show’s opening reception was a success. Casey Gray, David Soukup, Ernesto Yerena, and Adam 5100 all came out to represent while a curious crowd absorbed the wide range of stencil works. Thanks for joining us in the celebration of such a unique exhibit and we hope to see you back at the gallery soon.

Shooting Gallery opening reception

Ramblin Worker’s Upstairs Is Where the Magic Happens

Shooting Gallery opening reception

Casey Gray

Shooting Gallery opening reception

White Walls opening reception

David Soukup and his girlfriend

Shooting Gallery opening reception

Casey, Michael, and Lauren

White Walls opening reception

Gallery babe

White Walls opening reception

Ernesto Yerena’s family and friends

White Walls opening reception

White Walls opening reception

Casey and Julio

White Walls opening reception

Adam 5100

White Walls opening reception

Stencils Galore

All the town is talking: what is this Stencil Show? Spray paint, hooligans, amateurs? We are here to nullify all rumors about the vandalizing nature of stencil art, and we have the artwork to back it up. David Soukup, Tes One, Casey Gray, Ernesto Yerena, Blek le Rat, and Chris Stain are in the house and you better believe they are pushing the boundaries of what a stencil can do. Check out a few detail shots below and join us this Saturday, October 10th for the opening reception of The Stencil Show.

Hong Kong Hustle by David Soukup

Tes One

Ernesto Yerena

blek le rat

Casey Gray

Introducing Casey Gray

Casey Gray of our Stencil Show (October 10th) just dropped a line about his latest doings. As a student of San Francisco Art Institute, a curator, and rapidly improving stencil artist, he has a lot on his plate. Read below for the full scoop from Casey plus a video of his complex stencil process. Trust us, it’s worth watching to the end.

What up ya’ll,

Man the last week has been crazy. Monday was not the best of days to say the least, a classic case of the artist getting overly comfortable with his tools to the point of carelessness. This particular case landed me in Saint Francis Hospital with a slice the size of Texas in my arm all the way into the muscle from a rogue Exacto knife. But not to worry, two and a half hours and fifty stitches later (yes 50), I was back on my feet and out the door, good as new.  My arm’s pretty weak and almost completely numb from my wrist up to the injury but luckily it’s not affecting my work in the least.

So that happened. On top of that, I am now the proud new tenant of an approximately 25,000 square foot live/work warehouse space in the Dogpatch.  It’s literally a dream come true. Needless to say, I’m pretty freakin’ stoked on the whole thing. Moved my studio in last week and I am still moving the rest of my crap from my old apartment.  I couldn’t be happier to finally have a studio with a loading dock and proper ventilation and proper space for that matter, so much so that I don’t know what to do with it all really.  Well, I’ve got a few ideas.

With that being said, I just put the finishing touches on the new work for the Stencil Show. I’m really pleased with how everything turned out. The paintings are a highly narrative, exceptionally colorful blend of voyeurism, mischief, obsession, arousal, surveillance and humor.  I’ve been really focusing on creating greater depth in the new work, which is challenging with only two layer stencils, but it’s a challenge that I’m really hyped on. By using soft fill colors in between various layers, the images really start to pop and give the work a more dreamy fantastical feeling that I like while still looking urban. I’m really curious to see what people think.

Okay so I think that’s it for me. I’m pretty much just chillin’ these days. Trying to get some new work ready for Miami, working on some new screenprints, toying around with some collaborative projects at school and possibly currating another show for the Spring. Exciting times.

Uhhh yea, cool…

Cheers,

Case

Casey Gray

Casey Gray

Casey Gray

Casey Gray

Casey Gray

Casey Grey stencil

The First Annual First Show

Casey Gray is pushing the limits of stencil art, which is why we are proud to include him in our October Stencil Show. While he earns his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, Casey is also trying his hand at curating. Next week marks the opening of The First Annual First Show, c0-curated by Casey at SFAI. Details below:

THE FIRST ANNUAL FIRST SHOW

September 1st, 2009, 5 – 10pm.

San Francisco Art Instistute

800 Chestnut Street, SF CA

The show is curated by Casey Gray, Nicholas Miller, Karl Nelson, and Romy Mariano.  It is a mixture of undergraduate and graduate students’ work to kick off the new school year and bring everyone together.

The purpose of this show is to ensure that positive energy is infused into the hearts and minds of the student body through a night of firsts and renewals.  The show features new paintings, sculptures, photography, film, video, performance, installation, and live music by the student community.

first annual first show

And we leave you with an excerpt from Casey’s blog:

“Who likes hand painted limited edition posters? I dooooo… and a whole lot of other people apparently judging from the response I’ve gotten from these already. Here are some pics of me making the FAFS posters yesterday or what I like to call the First Annual First assembly line. Bangin’38 hand sprayed prints. 5 colorways. 6.5 hours of printing. 1 sore ass back… worth it.”

Casey Gray

Casey Gray prints

Casey Gray print

For more images of Casey’s printmaking process, click here.