Public Works Gallery, the new multifaceted event and community space located in the Mission, today announced that its grand opening commences on September 24, 2010 from 6pm to 10pm, with Capricious Fall, a group show of celebrated emerging and established artists including
… and more to be announced.
Gallery guests are invited to attend the after party next door starting at 11pm where additional art will be on view and club patrons will have access to the gallery show for a late-night art viewing experience.
In keeping with their mission to activate the creative community, Public Works has invited artists to paint murals on the gallery facade for passer-by and gallery guests to enjoy. Artists such as Banksy, Nils Thorsen will be the first collaborators on the mural. A special silkscreening will also be held during the opening reception. Art-goers who arrive early with shirts, bags, and accessories can have artists Colin Burns and Eduardo Benedetto transform their goods into a one-of-a-kind art collectible. Save the date, this art celebration is not to be missed!
About the Curators:
Melissa McCaig-Welles is an independent curator and founder McCaig-Welles Gallery, one of the first galleries to establish themselves in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. From March 2000 to July 2009, McCaig-Welles focused on mid-career, cutting edge artists, exhibiting their works in solo and group shows and art fairs around the world: including New York City, Miami, Chicago, Zurich and Cologne, placing the gallery on the global map and contributing to a burgeoning art community. McCaig-Welles is recognized for her curatorial endeavors discovering contemporary art talent and placing it at forefront of her programs, presenting artists recognized as pioneers of the new contemporary art movements including: The Goldmine Shithouse, Doze Green, Shepard Fairey, Dalek, David Hochbaum, David Stoupakis, Andrew Schoultz, Greg LaMarche, Greg Haberny, Joel Dugan and Michael Mararian, among many others. Reviews and articles of Melissa McCaig-Welles have been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, The NY Observer, San Francisco Chronicle, The National Public Radio, New York Press, Juxtapoz, The New York Post, NY Arts, Art and Antiques, ArtNet, The Village Voice, The Wooster Collective, The Columbia Spectator, Paper Magazine, Nylon, Fecal Face and others. While in New York, Melissa was honored as head curator for several Pratt MFA exhibitions. She is currently working with her roster of artists in curatorial exhibits on the West Coast, where she and her family have recently relocated.
Nils Thorsen has worked for over 15 years in galleries and museums as a exhibit designer, artist, and curator. He served as assistant curator and senior exhibit designer at the Eisner Museum in Milwaukee Wisconsin where he worked on retrospectives of Milton Glaser, Paul Rand, and April Greiman and exhibitions such as Up In Smoke: A History Of Cigarette Advertising, You’ve Come A Long Way Baby!: Images Of Women In Advertising, and The Art of The Album Cover. Nils also worked at the Milwaukee Art Museum in the department of prints, drawings and photographs. Exhibitions Nils worked on have been featured in The New York Times, Communication Arts, The Capital Times, The Shepard Express, and The Wisconsin State Journal. Nils has an BFA in painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and a MFA from California College of the Arts in design. Nils currently is working with the San Francisco Arts Commission with their Street SmARTS program and starting to organize a series of temporary exhibitions in vacant buildings throughout the city.
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