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White Walls Project Space Presents: My Magic Will Bring Them Back, New Works from David Marc Grant

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White Walls Project Space is pleased to present My Magic WillBring Them Back by David Marc Grant. The show will consist of around 40 small and medium scale paintings on panel and paper in addition to wall painting done specifically to interact with the work and transform the space. Join us for the opening reception Saturday, June 8th, from 7-11pm. The exhibit will be free and open to the public for viewing through June 29, 2013.


At first glance, David Marc Grant’s illustrative, colorful works are deceivingly benign, but within each is an underlying commentary on hotly contested geo-political issues such as unintended consequences of a civilization built on a foundation of unsustainable growth on a finite planet.


From the artist:

The work for this show continues to explore my interest in fictitious world building. These images and visions are intended to imply technologies and structures of an unknown temporality and reality. They could exist in the past, present, or future, possibly all at the same time.

My formative exposures to the genres of dystopian/utopian science fiction and fantasy which placed an emphasis on the creation of awe-inspiring spectacle as well as cautionary tales of environmental disaster and the end of the world are the impetus for this investigation. As is the notion that we might return to a more balanced and harmonious existence after this current civilization has run its inevitable course. Implicit in this world building process is the creation of a narrative myth involving sparse landscapes, trees, icebergs, animals, and fictitious colorful geometric structures. But what story they are telling is only revealed to me through the completion of each subsequent work. With any given glimpse into this created world, I’m more compelled to keep working to see what other wonders and magic might exist there.

 

David Marc Grant (b.1975) is an artist living and working in San Francisco, where he has had several solo shows and completed four album covers. In 2010, Grant received his MFA from SFAI. Through his work Grant opens a dialogue on geo-political issues with colorful landscapes, structures and technology drawn from ideas of various utopian and dystopian fictions, drawing influences fromthe constructivist/suprematist movement, Persian miniaturists, op, pop, advertising, comics, science fiction films, and contemporary low brow.  

 

White Walls Gallery has worked for a decade to exist as the premiere destination for urban art in the Bay Area. Combined with the Shooting Gallery and two project spaces, this 5,000 sq ft space is one of the largest galleries on the west coast. Justin Giarla founded the gallery with a commitment to furthering the urban art movement, drawing directly from street art and graffiti culture. Named for its plain white walls, the gallery takes a backseat to the real focus: the work of our artists.

 

Media Opportunities:

Interview with artist David Marc Grant

Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla

High-resolution images available upon request

 

Event Information:

My Magic Will Bring Them Back, New Works by David Marc Grant

Opening Reception – June 8, 2013, 7-11 pm

On View Through June 29, 2013

@ White Walls Project Space (www.whitewallssf.com/project-space/)

886 Geary

San Francisco, CA

Artist ( Description ): 

David Marc Grant

Venue ( Address ): 

White Walls Project Space

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