Last weekend, San Francisco sister galleries White Walls and Shooting Gallery opened two solo shows: Jonathan Darby‘s “CONGO” at White Walls and Adam Caldwell‘s “Empty Room” at Shooting. Enveloping paintings in an ambitious installation that converted the entire White Walls gallery into an earthy terrain inspired by the landscape of the Democratic Republic of Congo, “CONGO” is a tribute to the children Darby spent time with during his seven-month stay in the region doing humanitarian work. Part of the proceeds of “CONGO” will be donated to AptART, a charity that provides disadvantaged children with resources for creative expression. Meanwhile, Caldwell’s “Empty Room” took a more traditional approach to displaying his impressive, large-scale paintings. An avid reader of philosophy, Caldwell explores the artificial divide between mind and body in Western thought, creating multilayered photorealistic paintings that juxtapose contemporary scenes with history. Take a look at our photos from the opening below.