i'm stoked to announce my participation in 886 Geary Gallery's latest group show, Shapeshifters and Sharpshooters. curator, Sven Davis, has assembled a great group of artists from around the world for what is bound to be one hell of a show. so if you're in the San Francisco Bay area make sure to check out the opening Saturday, 7/11 from 7p - 11p.
Shapeshifters & Sharpshooters gathers a collective of artists from across the globe in an exploration of contemporary abstract art-making practices. Coming from a range of backgrounds varying from traditional art school teaching practices to graffiti writing, the group shares a common dynamic in their visual language.
The exhibition is a celebration of contemporary mark making whilst embracing and taking inspiration from traditional art movements such as Futurism, Abstract Expressionism and Precisionism amongst others. A common disposition of the group is their use of Hard-Edge painting; a term first coined in the late fifties and used to describe intense and abrupt delineation of form and color within the burgeoning Geometric Abstraction and Op-art movements. Whilst these artists acknowledge and embrace movements of the past, they confidently stand outside of historical classification and have established themselves as a core group of protagonists defining a contemporary movement they have made their own.
The exhibition features the following artists: Chris Mendoza (Brooklyn, NY), Christopher Derek Bruno (Atlanta, GA), Clemens Behr (Berlin, Germany), Drew Tyndell (Nashville, TN), Eltono (Belvès, France), Jerry Inscoe (Portland, OR), Liam Snootle (Melbourne, Australia), Matthew Chavarria (Riverside, CA), Michael Bennett (Berlin, Germany), Nawer (Cracow, Poland), Poesia (San Francisco, CA), Richard Caldicott (London, UK), Sean Newport (San Francisco, CA), St Monci (Rochester, NY), Will Sears (Portland, ME).
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