Monday, July 07, 2008

HEROES & VILLAINS x The Shooting Gallery x White Walls Gallery

New Works by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho

The Shooting Gallery and White Walls Gallery are excited to bring an exhibition of new works by Los Angeles photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho to San Francisco. The show is entitled “Heroes & Villains” and is curated by Richard Scarry, director of the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. This collection is the culmination of a three-year long project featuring intimate portraits of some of the most established and notable emerging figures in the Pop Surrealist, Graffiti, and Alt-Comic Book worlds. This impressive list of artists includes Shepard Fairey, Gary Baseman, Shawn Barber, Friends With You, Chris Anthony, Bigfoot, Saelee Oh, Mel Kadel, Herbert Baglione, Audrey Kawasaki, and Jaime Hernandez whose portraits are featured in the project, along with many others. This nine-day show opens on Tuesday July 8th and runs through Thursday the 17th. Reception is on Saturday July 12th from 7pm to 11pm.
The collaboration between photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho which began in 2005 has gained high recognition and been featured in editorials for Time and Juxtapoz magazines, as well as on numerous websites. Tatiana Wills is a self-taught photographer who assembled her skill form working in motion pictures, television, Seinger Advertising, and various entertainment agencies.

Roman Cho attended CalArts in Valencia, California with a degree in music but has seized his personal love for photography. Focusing on portraiture of active figures outside the spotlight of society, his impressive list of clients includes Universal Studios, New Line Cinema, and Los Angeles Magazine.

“Heroes & Villains” is an unmasking of artists who have otherwise remained faceless behind their art. The motive is to bring attention to the anonymous characters that shape the media, urban art, and visual culture of today. The 68 portraits range from larger dramatic pieces stretching to 8 feet across, to smaller, more intimate representations of an artist’s individual style. “Heroes & Villains” is a unique work of personality, action, beauty, and humor that shows the world the perpetrators of this ever-growing yet underground art culture.

Free of charge and open to the public, we hope you will appreciate and enjoy this special event that has come to San Francisco from the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles and will go on to travel other cities around the nation. Come celebrate the San Francisco opening of the “Heroes and Villains” exhibition of new works by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho at The Shooting Gallery and White Walls Gallery on Saturday July 12th, 2008 from 7pm-11pm.

Location: The Shooting Gallery & White Walls Gallery
839 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

For any questions contact either The Shooting Gallery at T: (415) 931-8035
OR contact White Walls Gallery at T: (415) 931-1500

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