January 13, 2012

Skewville "Playground Tactics" at White Walls Gallery

Playground Tactics
New Works by Skewville

January 14 - February 4, 2012
Opening Saturday, January 14th, 2012 from 7-11 pm

White Walls is pleased to present Playground Tactics, an intriguing collection of new works by Brooklyn-based artists Skewville. This will be Skewville’s first solo project with White Walls, with approximately 30 pieces and an installation that will encompass and connect the Skewville style to the indoor space. The opening reception will be Saturday, January 14, from 7-11 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through February 4, 2012.

As the artistic duo known infamously as Skewville, twin brothers Ad and Droo, gained recognition in the late nineties with their fake wooden sneakers tossed over telephone lines. While continuing a heavy presence in the public art forum since then, Skewville has also entered galleries with varying size of artworks on plywood, and a focus on installation. A constant source of the brothers’ inspiration is the New York City lifestyle- including graffiti, fashion, and urban expression. To create this urban experience, Skewville looks for mediums outside the canvas and paints on found objects with house paints.

Playground Tactics will feature large-scale and complex fine artworks themed around the old school city playground, a place where Skewville spent much of their time during adolescents. These city playgrounds set the scene for the artists’ young minds to flourish and experiment with worldly ideas and concepts. Skewville will use the playground to go back to the roots of exploration and translate that imagination into the gallery setting. Stylistally known for using urban materials, the brothers will not disappoint on that front, and may incorporate found objects and vintage toys from their past.

White Walls Gallery
835 Larkin Street,
San Francisco CA 94109
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