For Immediate Release: Contact White Walls

For Immediate Release:
Contact White Walls- Justin Giarla
[email protected]
White Walls Presents:
Head Over Heels
New Works by Greg Gossel
White Walls is pleased to present Head Over Heels, the latest solo show by MN-based
artist Greg Gossel, featuring 12 new large scale works on canvas. The opening
reception will be held at White Walls on June 8, 2013 from 7-11pm. The exhibition will
be on view through June 29, 2013 and is free and open to the public.
In Head Over Heels each piece is built up with collage, and then layered with hundreds
of hand-pulled screen prints directly onto the canvas, a new direction from Gossel’s
previous approach of actually tearing posters and billboards off the street as he has
done in the past. For the first time, Gossel has worked directly with a pair of
photographers to acquire a variety of fashion-based images that are incorporated
throughout the work. The images have been blown-up and hand screen printed in
fragmented and weathered black and white to mimic life-sized billboards found
on the street. By translating type and textures into a huge series of silkscreen prints
which are then layered and repeated throughout the body of work, Gossel has created
more dynamic and vibrant work than ever before.
Though the work is created with a very different process, it certainly references the
decollage works of artists such as Raymond Hains, Jacques Villegle, and Mimmo
Rotella. Glossy covergirl beauty is set against roughly multitextured surfaces in
surprisingly harmonious compositions, making it clear that the artist’s signature
exploration of urban decay and the constant onslaught of visual stimuli present in the
mass media has become more finely refined with each show.
With a background in design, Greg Gossel’s work is an expressive interplay of text
and images within seamless compositional balance. He has exhibited in Los Angeles,
San Francisco, New York, Copenhagen, Milan, and London and has been published in
The San Francisco Chronicle, Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine, Artslant, Artful
Living, and ROJO. Greg currently resides in Minneapolis, MN.
Media Opportunities:
Interview with Greg Gossel
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request
Event Information:
Head Over Heels, New Work by Greg Gossel
Opening Reception – Saturday, June 8, 7-11 pm
On View Through June 29, 2013
@ White Walls (
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109