MOROSO PROJECTS

Moroso Projects is an alternative exhibition space in San Francisco, showcasing emerging artists in an informal, alternative context. A venture of the arts enthusiasts at Moroso Construction, the space will feature 3-5 shows annually with the intent of broadening audience for local artists in a dynamic, multi-purpose environment. Moroso Projects is curated by Nate Hooper and Greg Ito.

Hours: 12pm - 4pm (Mon-Fri)
Weekends and after hours by appointment

Moroso Projects // Moroso Construction

582 6th Street

San Francisco CA 94103

gallery@thepopularworkshop.com
art@morosoconstruction.com
+1 415.777.1121
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SUN TAN

featuring:

Alistair Matthews
Josh Reames

Opening Reception: September 12th, 6-9pm.
September 12 - October 31, 2014

MOROSO PROJECTS is proud to announce ‘Sun Tan’, a two person exhibition featuring new works by Chicago-based painter Josh Reames and New York-based photographer Alistair Matthews, opening Friday September 12th. The artists’ practices explore the use of recontextualized commonplace objects, tongue and cheek humor and pop culture references. The exhibition explores the relationships, unexpected similarities and narratives that develop between the often disparate practices of painting and photography. SUN TAN is curated by Nate Hooper and Greg Ito.

Alistair Matthews (b. 1987) lives and works in New York. Her photography appropriates pop-culture iconography and studio aesthetics, presenting objects and tableaus in a commercial influenced arrangement. Her work has been shown in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Oakland and Denver.

Josh Reames (b. 1985, Dallas, Texas) lives and works in Chicago. He earned his MFA (2012) from the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA (2007) from University of North Texas. He has exhibited in a number of institutions and galleries, including 356 Mission and Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles; LVL3, Devening Projects, Andrew Rafacz, Hyde Park Art Center, and the Union League Club, Chicago; The Hole, Muelensteen, and Monya Rowe Gallery, New York; Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas; and Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin, among others. In 2012, Reames was artist-in-residence at Ox Bow (funded by Joan Mitchell Foundation) in Saugatuck, Michigan.

For all inquiries:

Moroso Projects
582 6th Street
San Francisco Ca 94103
415.777.1121
gallery@thepopularworkshop.com
art@morosoconstruction.com

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TOM KHA GAI (hot silk)

featuring:

Michael Assiff
Carson Fisk-Vittori
Derek Frech
Izabelle New

Opening Reception: Friday June 13th 6-9pm
June 13 - July 31, 2014
Moroso Projects // 682 6th Street // San Francisco Ca 94103

Moroso Projects is proud to announce, Tom Kha Gai (hot silk), a group exhibition featuring new works by Michael Assiff, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Derek Frech and Izabelle New, opening Friday June 13th. Tom Kha Gai, a traditional Thai soup known for it’s unique and revered combination of flavors, became the inspiration for the exhibition’s curation. Tom Kha Gai (hot silk) adopts the analogy of creating a rich soup as a vehicle to showcase an array of works in the gallery space. Approaching artists’ pieces in a similar manner to how one might approach ingredients, the aim is to bring these individually exciting elements together to create a harmonious greater whole. Painting-esque flat works, sculptural assemblages and mixed media wall works, serving as unknowing allies, will coexist, creating a balanced dialogue between these four artists’ practices. Michael Assiff and Izabelle New are based in New York City and Carson Fisk-Vittori and Derek Frech are based in the Bay Area.

For all inquiries:

Moroso Projects
582 6th Street
San Francisco Ca 94103
415.777.1121
gallery@thepopularworkshop.com
art@morosoconstruction.com

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WAITING ROOM
April 11 - May 30, 2014
Opening Reception” April 11, 6-9pm

Moroso Projects is pleased to announce WAITING ROOM, a group exhibition of works by Facundo Argañaraz, Bailey Hikawa, Joey Piziali and Sean Talley.

Preceding the inception of Moroso Projects, the gallery space once served as a reception area for Moroso Construction. WAITING ROOM uses this history as an entry point to explore the relationships between these artists’ work and practices, each tethered through the common language of abstraction. The exhibition encourages the works to coexist with one another, evoking unexpected tensions and visual narratives. A waiting room is easily associated with sometimes tense and banal experiences but can also serve as a catalyst for unexpected interaction and outcomes; an unassuming space charged with potential and possibilities. It is these possibilities that WAITING ROOM seeks to explore, through the dialogues that form within the exhibition.

WAITING ROOM is curated by Nate Hooper and Greg Ito.

Facundo Argañaraz was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. Facundo current practice includes painting, sculpture, installation, works on paper, and publications. Recent exhibitions include Highlight Gallery, San Francisco; ASU Art Museum, Arizona; Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles; The Popular Workshop, San Francisco; Sherwood Gallery, San Francisco; The Contemporary Austin, Austin; Sonoma Valley Museum of Arts, Sonoma; Queen’s Nails Projects, San Francisco; David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco; The LAB, San Francisco; and MCCLA, San Francisco.

Bailey Hikawa b.1987 Los Angeles, CA. Received a BFA from the California College of the Arts in 2012. Hikawa is a painter, sculptor, and collaborator. Hikawa has a background in set and production design. Her paintings and sculptures are the starting points for installation, performative activation, and collaboration. Recent exhibition include the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA, the di Rosa Preserve in Napa, CA, and Important Projects, Oakland, CA.

Joey Piziali was born in Stanford, CA. Piziali is an artist, curator, educator and director and founder of Romer Young Gallery. Piziali received his MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Exhibitions include solo and group exhibitions at Halsey McKay Gallery, Present Co. Brooklyn, The ArtBrige Drawing Room and Bronx River Art Center in New York, Collectors Contemporary in Singapore and Guerrero Gallery, Steven Wolf Fine Art, Smith Andersen in California. His works are currently in the collection of the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, the city of Palo Alto and San Jose. Piziali has an upcoming solo exhibition at Halsey McKay Gallery, NY this June. His work is represented by Halsey McKay Gallery, NY and Collectors Contemporary, Singapore.

Sean Talley (b. Modesto, California, December 23, 1980) is an artist living in Oakland, California. His artwork has been exhibited at Jancar Jones Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Et al. Gallery, and Important Projects. Talley received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from the University of California, Berkeley.

For all inquiries:

Moroso Projects
582 6th Street
San Francisco Ca 94103
415.777.1121
gallery@thepopularworkshop.com
art@morosoconstruction.com

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and when we thought it would last forever…

Solo exhibition by Greg Ito

Curated by The Popular Workshop

November 15, 2013 - January 15, 2014

 

show me the way

of ways

upon ways
upon waves

~ ~ ~

i miss u already…

 

and when we thought it would last forever… is a solo exhibition by Greg Ito composed of new sculpture, painting, and installation. The works are a mediation of common desires incorporating a visual vernacular tailored by familiar aesthetic tropes. Using everyday objects and textures, “and when we thought it would last forever…” becomes a meeting point that dovetails the innate and idealized human desire for freedom, against the contemporary constructed systems of work and servitude.


 

Exploring multiple methodologies of contemporary artistic production, Ito prompts the viewer to experience disharmonies between common cultural objects’ practical functionalities and their imbedded symbolic connotations developed over time. This relationship offers both distressing and comedic experiences, cultivating subtle narratives which gravitate towards an investigation of a romantic nostalgia for escape and pleasure. Ito’s practice often roams within concepts surrounding human interactions and one’s relationship with companionship and solitude.

 

Greg Ito, currently lives and works in San Francisco and co-founded Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco and the San Francisco Arts Quarterly - SFAQ, an international arts and culture publication. Ito has exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) - San Francisco, Eleanor Harwood Gallery - San Francisco, and Mountain Fold - New York. Ito recently was awarded the Loop Arts Award 2013, and True Silver Residency, San Francisco 2013.

 

For all inquiries:


 

Moroso Projects


582 6th Street


San Francisco CA. 94103

415.777.1121


gallery@thepopularworkshop.com

art@morosoconstruction.com

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