Linear Empires X White Walls SF
February 12th, 2011 by Chloe Gallagher
This Saturday White Wall in San Francisco will be opening a group show exploring the intersection between fine art and design. Featuring work from a wide range of talented artists whose work utilizes design concepts like delineation, color blocking, contrast, line and geometry, “Linear Empires” is sure to be an engaging and relevant exhibition. Running from February 12th to March 5th, the show features some of my favorite artists working today including Mary Iverson and Augustine Kofie. If you’re in the Bay Area this weekend, be sure to check out the opening tomorrow night.
“Linear Empires seeks to highlight the compelling aspects of design within a fine art context by bringing together an exciting group of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists who all showcase elements of design within their work. Mary Iverson uses the contrast of rectangular shipping containers with the dynamic curves of the natural landscape to speak to the way in which private industry has changed our visual relationship to nature. Her canvases are transparently divided by lines generating from different locations on the picture plane, bringing new meaning to the idea of multiple point perspective. In his installation pieces, Moneyless reconfigures three dimensional space by dividing it into geometrical shapes with straight clean lines of yarn or string resulting in angular, spatially organized webs. LA-based artist, Augustine Kofie creates works of intense detail centered on the order of balance. His ‘drafted’ art is inspired by modern architecture as well as the form and shape of typography. Modern notions of design will also be further explored in the work of Geoff Campen, Diana Ruiz, Richard Pearse, Brendan Monroe, and Gregory Ito.” -White Walls
White Walls Gallery
835 Larkin St, San Francisco
All images courtesy of White Walls.