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SG Project Space Grand Opening: Sickboy’s Mello Diorama

For Immediate Release:
Contact Shooting Gallery Project Space- Justin Giarla

Shooting Gallery Project Space Presents:

Mello Diorama,

A Solo Exhibition by Sickboy

Sickboy Front

Shooting Gallery Project Space is pleased to present Mello Diorama from UK-artist Sickboy. The exhibition will feature four original paintings, framed sketches, and a special unique multiple edition on paper made specifically for the show, with hand-painted fills (unique multiples), edition of 10. The opening reception will be Saturday, February 9th, from 7-11 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through March 2nd, 2013.

With 2012’s Wonder Club, the artists’ first major US solo show, Sickboy gave San Francisco a look inside an elaborate dream world. Mello Diorama aims to evoke a similar lucid dream experience with influences drawn from the legacy of San Francisco’s underground comic scene. An animated diorama created with elements taken from Sickboy’s paintings will fill most of the space, giving viewers a surreal look at the cycle of life and death.

A leading artist to emerge from Bristol’s infamous graffiti scene, Sickboy’s humorous work has cemented his place in the upper echelons of the British street art movement. He is one of the first UK artists to use a logo in place of a tag, and his red and yellow street logo known as “The Temple” can be seen on walls and wheelie bins worldwide. Sickboy has built up one of the largest bodies of street art works in UK history. His work hit the big screen recently in Banksy’s Oscar-nominated film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, His temples, slogans and audacious stunts – including the caged heart installation dropped outside the Tate Modern in 2008 – have landed him global recognition.

Media Opportunities:
Interview with Sickboy

Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla

High-resolution images available upon request

Event Information:
Mello Diorama, a Solo Project by Sickboy
Opening Reception – February 9th, 2013, 7-11 pm
On View Through March 2nd, 2013
@ Shooting Gallery Project Space (www.shootinggallerysf.com)
886 Geary
San Francisco, CA


3 Comments so far

  1. [...] to come in the upcoming solo shows by the charming SF-based artist Charmaine Olivia and UK madman Sickboy. Charmaine Olivia’s Muses, a mix of sensual, hypnotizing and extremely colorful portraiture, [...]

  2. [...] Mello Diorama will be the first show to break in Shooting Gallery’s new Project Space. Join us for the [...]

  3. [...] The grand opening of White Walls and Shooting Gallery in the new 5,000 ft building on 886 Geary Street has caught the attention of SF Weekly in this post. The opening featured SF-based artist Charmaine Olivia’s show Muses and Chad Hasegawa’s Abstracts From. The new building also hosts two project spaces which were occupied by installations by notable UK street artists: Word To Mother’s Fuck You Pay Me show and Sickboy’s Mello Diorama. [...]

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