Stencil artist extraordinaire Casey Gray is opening his very first solo show later tonight at White Walls Galleryin San Francisco. Since first seeing Gray’s work at a stencil groupshow last year, the artist has really seemed to find his voice, pullingin tighter compositions and color schemes within just a few shortmonths. Created entirely out of hand cut stencils and layers uponlayers of spraypaint, Gray’s work invokes a uniquely San Franciscandialogue, incorporating many subtle SF landmarks while capturing thefrenetic energy and colorful population of the City by the Bay.
To make tonight’s festivities even more exciting, opening alongside Grey’s “Ill Romantic” is a joint show by painters Chris Pugliese and Van Arno (HF Vol. 14) at The Shooting Galleryentitled “Fur and Feathers”. The two artists, masterful painters intheir own rights, have combined forces to present an incredibly wellexecuted showing of classical methods and unusual subjects guaranteedto bring out the animal nature in anyone. Both shows open tonight,Saturday July 10th, and run till August 7th. Check out the installpictures from both shows here on Hi-Fructose.
Van Arno – ‘Who Killed the Music’
‘Who Killed the Music’ – detail
Chris Pugliese – ‘Golden Ring’
‘Golden Ring’ – detail
Chris Pugliese – ‘Study for Prisoner of Love’
Chris Pugliese – ‘The Border’