For Immediate Release:
Shooting Gallery Project Space Presents:
Tangle, New Work by Mary Iverson
The Shooting Gallery Project Space is pleased to present Tangle by Washington-based artist Mary Iverson. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 7-11pm and will be on display, free and open to the public, through May 04, 2013.
Tangle will consist of several of Iverson’s multimedia works, which fuse collage and acrylic painting into a seamless union, along with an 8 x 14’ mural on canvas. As her first foray into mural painting, the wall-length piece stems from Iverson’s oeuvre of sublime landscapes overlain with shipping containers and shipwrecks and in it an infinite field of containers unfolds in a zig-zag pattern to create a striking op-art effect.
Mary Iverson is a painter and public artist living and working in Mount Vernon, WA. With dramatic vistas and surreal lighting, Iverson’s works recalls the style of the Hudson River School. Like these mid-19thcentury American landscape painters, the artist explores the British aesthetic of the sublime through the context of America’s land, though she has considerably less unbound wilderness to look to. Inspired instead by views of national parks, state parks and nature preserves, Iverson calls attention to industry’s encroachment on the environment through the grid-like overlays of shipping containers she places on unmarred territory. Her work has been profiled in various publications including Hi Fructose and Juxtapoz.
The Shooting Gallery opened its doors in 2003 to the edgy Tenderloin district of San Francisco; one known for its diverse culture and history. Owner and curator, Justin Giarla, founded the space to offer a welcoming environment for viewing the art he loves. Giarla has long since recognized the necessity to provide lowbrow artists with a platform, which is exactly what The Shooting Gallery has done for a full decade. In addition to the exhibition of leading shows in pop art, street art, and outsider art, the Shooting Gallery also participates in art fairs around the world and hosts annual fundraisers for local nonprofits.
Interview with Mary Iverson
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request
“Tangle,” by Mary Iverson
Opening Reception – April 13, 2013, 7-11 pm
On View Through May 04, 2013
@ Shooting Gallery Project Space (www.shootinggallerysf.com)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco CA 94109