Apr 15, 2013

San Francisco

White Walls gallery currently presents Amusement, a solo show by Brooklyn-based twin brother duo, Skewville.

Made up of 30 artworks on a mix of wood canvases and found materials like vintage Coca-Cola signage, an old school bingo board amid large installation pieces, Amusement is the product of Skewville’s distinct ‘urban playground’ style, driven by the colors and textures of citylife, with a carnival twist. Nostalgia threads its way through the show with references to the duos’ childhood growing up in Queens, New York City. A merry-go-round built from retro Apollo bikes (the kind of bikes the twins rode as kids) will take center stage, based on sheer size, and a few pieces painted on mirrors and old luggage keep pace with a traveling circus theme though street accessories like a parking meter and “walk”/”don’t walk” signs keep the show firmly in Skewville territory. Paintings of block type and geometric humanoids imply a commentary on man’s relationship to his rigid urban environment, and diagrammatic compositions recall factory production lines. As always, levity and imagination fuel the artists’ creations making Amusement a chance to see into a realm where cityscapes become more playful.


White Walls

April 13 – May 4, 2013
886 Geary Street
San Francisco CA 94109