Daily Archives: April 28, 2009

Press Release: Greg Gossel

“Happy Endings”

New Works by Greg Gossel

June 13th through July 7th, 2009

Opening Reception: June 13th 2009, from 7-11 pm. This event is open to the public.

The Shooting Gallery is proud to present  “Happy Endings”, a new body of works by Greg Gossel. An exhibit is composed of large scale multimedia works reflecting on the existence of consumerism, inequality and oppression alive in American culture. Please join us  for the opening reception on June 13th 2009, from 7-11 pm. For the full press release, click here.

Press Release: The Future Is So Bright

666 Gallery Presents

“The Future Is So Bright” Group Show

Featuring Mark Warren Jacques, Timothy Karpinski,

Nas Chompas, Kyle Lee and Alexandra Steele


We are thrilled to open 666 Gallery with prolific artists both from the Bay Area and Portland, Oregon on May 15th, 2009.  “The Future Is So Bright” group show is a mash up of paint, pen, warm colors and immense joy. Please join us for the opening reception of “The Future Is So Bright” at 666 Gallery, May 15th 2009, from 7-10 pm.

“The show is united with an overall idea embodying an earthy spirituality and organic quality. Movement of objects can be seen with certain stillness, which attempts to provoke viewers to slow down, take a breath and witness the world around us.” Read the full press release here.

“World on Fire” Revisited

Portrait of Rick Rubin by Paul Chatem

The 2009 Grammys brought a new clientele to the red carpet: lowbrow artists. The show “World on Fire,” curated by our own Justin Giarla, commissioned artists like Paul Chatem and Van Arno to create portraits of Grammy nominees- an experiment that yielded striking results. We just stumbed upon this fun teaser presenting a quintesential P. Chatem: cooly waving a cigarette while relating painting to playing his stand up bass. We also enjoyed visions of Van Arno working with an ominous stuffed bear in the background. Stay tuned for Paul Chatem at The Shooting Gallery this July.

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Erik Otto Cruises NYC

Just days ago, Erik Otto was calling on the help of The Shooting Gallery‘s expert box packers to prepare his bike for a journey to NYC. Luckily this bulky package passed through security as a “sculpture,” and Erik now cruises sunny NYC in style. He sent us updates on his two upcoming East Coast shows: “Silence Speaks Volumes” at Charmingwall Gallery and “Climb In the Back Window” at Shadow’s Space in Philly. The first is a solo show, and the latter includes work by Cheryl Dunn, Anthony Lister, Ricky Powell, Augustine Kofie, and more. If that isn’t a touché in itself, a film of Mark Gonzalez skating in full fencing attire might do the trick. See Erik’s blog for more details.