After a long week of lifting, climbing, hauling, painting, and writing; ESPO aka Steve Powers presented his solo exhibition to San Francisco last Saturday. Here are a few flicks from the opening reception, which brought many shining new faces into the gallery. It was also good to see friends like Erik Otto, Akira, Mike Giant, C3, D Young V, Aaron Nagel, and Fanee here for support. Thanks to everyone who came out!
For those of you who missed it, come by before December 3rd to see new works by ESPO at White Walls.
Saturday night’s opening reception for The Stencil Show, Upstairs Is Where the Magic Happens, and C3/KMNDZ/Akira attracted an amiable crowd. We didn’t miss the opportunity to snag the pretty ladies of the night for our second edition of Gallery Babes. Continue scrolling for a little art and a lot of lipstick.
Soo Visual Arts Center
in conjunction with
White Walls and The Shooting Gallery present:
New Works by Greg Gossel
October 9-November 29, 2009
Opening Reception Friday, October 9, 6-9pm
Greg Gossel’s paintings are poignant tributes to the decades of history that is discovered when one peels back the layers of posters coating the time weathered buildings of urban decay. His work is a montage of pop culture history; cultural fragments ranging from comic book characters, pulp novel covers, tabloids and girly magazines. Beneath the vivid color palette there is a darker tone to Gossel’s work, which explores media manipulation and exploitation with a keen skill and polish that celebrates as it simultaneous condemns.
Click here to preview the complete exhibition.
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We were happy to get a visit from Rich Jacobs and family yesterday. After oogling over his adorable baby boy, we unpacked dozens of bright orange, teal, and purple paintings that Rich brought with him. There’s plenty more to come, but we can already see that this body of work combines his signature characters with intricate designs. His color palette is cheerful, yet the subject matter warrants deeper contemplation of Jacobs’ pieces.
Here are a few detail shots to get your mind turning, and stay tuned for the opening of Searching by flashlight, for the bright spots on your brain, and such opening September 12th at White Walls.
We’re proud to be included in Sunset Magazine’s coverage of the San Francisco alternative gallery scene. The magazine’s September Norther California edition is out on stands now and you can find a sweet write up about yours truly on page 32A. They were quick to recognize our “opening receptions are a see-and-be-seen affairs” but that there are plenty other times to visit and fully appreciate iconic works by artists such as Shepard Fairey. Props to Leah Hennen for the thorough inclusion of galleries making a change in our Bay Area.