Glint
Henry Gunderson & Eric Shaw
Sept 14 - Oct 6, 2012

 

Press via Beautiful Decay: Great show up at FFDG in San Francisco right now. Eric Shaw and Henry Gunderson spent a couple weeks on the beast coast cooking up some vibey abstractions for us and now they’re ready to be seen! Both artist’s works definitely play off each other really nicely, and if you’re out in SF, this one is not to be missed.

Eric Shaw and Henry Gunderson are two young artists walking the contentious middle ground between a tried and trusted geometric abstraction and a newly forming breed of representational surrealism. Shaw's work, hopping between abstraction figurative narratives and unabashed op-art patterning, is a refreshing reminder of the fertile and ever-growing common ground between the worlds of independent music and professional art. Gunderson's newest work is a renewed showcase of his ability to embrace painterly two-dimensionality while remaining fully engaged in an image's potential as a window-space to be entered and explored. Both artist's work share an obtuse unearthly charm as a common language, and their work promises to have an energetic and productive conversation in their upcoming exhibition. -Tom Betthauser, 2012

Henry Gunderson (b.1990) is a recent graduate of The San Francisco Art Institute and has shown locally at FFDG, The Luggage Store, White Walls, and 111 Minna and his first curated show “Water McBeer Extravaganza” ran at Ever Gold in 2011. He's also shown works at Nudashank Baltimore, Breeze Block Gallery Portland, Show N Tell Toronto, and Mark Murphy San Diego.

Eric Shaw (b.1983), self taught artist, lives and works in Brooklyn and has shown works at Space 1026 Philadelphia, Park Life San Francisco, Yes Gallery Brooklyn, Pen to Paper Berlin, Double Break San Diego.



Dog
Henry Gunderson
colored pencil on paper, unframed
framing available
27" x 32"
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Construction
Henry Gunderson
colored pencil on paper, unframed
framing available
27" x 32"
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Twomb
Henry Gunderson
colored pencil on paper, unframed
framing available
27" x 32"
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Sticks and Rocks
Henry Gunderson
colored pencil on paper, unframed
framing available
27" x 32"
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Penetration
Henry Gunderson
colored pencil on paper, unframed
framing available
27" x 32"
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Kindergarden Cop
Henry Gunderson
colored pencil on paper, unframed
framing available
27" x 32"
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Behind Glass
Eric Shaw
gauche on paper, unframed
framing available
18" x 24"
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E
Eric Shaw
gauche on paper, unframed
framing available
18" x 24"
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House
Eric Shaw
gauche on paper, unframed
framing available
18" x 24"
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In and Out
Eric Shaw
gauche on paper, unframed
framing available
18" x 24"
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Mess
Eric Shaw
gauche on paper, unframed
framing available
18" x 24"
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Ripped
Eric Shaw
gauche on paper, unframed
framing available
18" x 24"
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Shades of Green
Eric Shaw
gauche on paper, unframed
framing available
18" x 24"
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Stick
Eric Shaw
gauche on paper, unframed
framing available
18" x 24"
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Three Strip
Eric Shaw
gauche on paper, unframed
framing available
18" x 24"
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Collaboration
Eric Shaw & Henry Gunderson
gauche on paper, unframed
framing available
27" x 32"
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Glint
Henry Gunderson & Eric Shaw
Sept 14 - Oct 6, 2012

@FFDG
2277 Mission St.
San Francisco, California USA

 

San Francisco, CA -- FFDG is pleased to present San Francisco based Henry Gunderson and Brooklyn based Eric Shaw in the impressive two person show, "Glint" featuring 15 new paintings from the two accomplished artists. This will be Gunderson's third show and Shaw's first centerpiece show with FFDG. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Sept 14th (7-10pm). Both artists will be present. Beer and wine will be available.


Eric Shaw and Henry Gunderson are two young artists walking the contentious middle ground between a tried and trusted geometric abstraction and a newly forming breed of representational surrealism. Shaw's work, hopping between abstraction figurative narratives and unabashed op-art patterning, is a refreshing reminder of the fertile and ever-growing common ground between the worlds of independent music and professional art. Gunderson's newest work is a renewed showcase of his ability to embrace painterly two-dimensionality while remaining fully engaged in an image's potential as a window-space to be entered and explored. Both artist's work share an obtuse unearthly charm as a common language, and their work promises to have an energetic and productive conversation in their upcoming exhibition. -Tom Betthauser, 2012

Henry Gunderson (b.1990) is a recent graduate of The San Francisco Art Institute and has shown locally at FFDG, The Luggage Store, White Walls, and 111 Minna and his first curated show “Water McBeer Extravaganza” ran at Ever Gold in 2011. He's also shown works at Nudashank Baltimore, Breeze Block Gallery Portland, Show N Tell Toronto, and Mark Murphy San Diego.

Eric Shaw (b.1983), self taught artist, lives and works in Brooklyn and has shown works at Space 1026 Philadelphia, Park Life San Francisco, Yes Gallery Brooklyn, Pen to Paper Berlin, Double Break San Diego.