White Walls Project Space is pleased to present Small in a Big Way by Mark Warren Jacques. Small in a Big Way will consist of 20 new works 9"x12" and smaller, and one large work at 4'x6'. Join us for the opening reception Saturday, April 13, from 7-11pm. The exhibit will be free and open to the public for viewing through May 4, 2013.
From the artist:
The pieces are quite detailed, almost like miniatures focusing on a single element. A few have a little more narrative. I plan to hang them as a large collection thus making up this "big" feel whilst staying individually "small." The large piece will be on its own but is highly detailed with literally tens of thousands of lines, thus being both big and small.
While working on the pieces I’m continuously thinking about the small moments that make up a day or the many small parts it takes for a machine to function, or the infinite subtle reflections of light on a single wave in the ocean. As humans we sort of exist in the middle somewhere between big and small, where the world and universe are so much larger than us yet we are made up of a million blood cells, a million memories, a million thoughts each day and it’s our decisions and only our decisions that give us meaning. Sort of like our individual big picture, or destiny, is made up of all these little things. The show will also have paintings of things I love to do like going camping and riding motorcycles and loving on my son and making him laugh...because those are my individual pieces that make up the larger happiness.
Mark Warren Jacques (MWJ) born 1984, studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design and is currently based in Ohio. There is a metaphysical quality to the work of Mark Warren Jacques; the oscillating, hypnotic linework and intersecting planes evoke a meditative state in the viewer. With a strong sense of formalist symmetry, shapes are weightlessly suspended in color-scapes that read as infinitely vast to the imagination. The artist has exhibited nationally with solo shows at San Francisco’s White Walls, Breeze Block Gallery in Oregon, the Flatcolor in Seattle and YES Gallery in Cincinnati, and has featured work internationally in Australia, Barcelona and Canada as well. He has been featured in the art publications Arrested Motion, Portland Mercury, Death Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Artbox, D Magazine and Hi-Fructose.
White Walls Gallery has worked for a decade to exist as the premiere destination for urban art in the Bay Area. Combined with the Shooting Gallery and two project spaces, this 5,000 sq ft space is one of the largest galleries on the west coast. Justin Giarla founded the gallery with a commitment to furthering the urban art movement, drawing directly from street art and graffiti culture. Named for its plain white walls, the gallery takes a backseat to the real focus: the work of our artists.
Interview with Mark Warren Jacques
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request
Small in a Big Way by Mark Warren Jacques
Opening Reception – April 13, 2013, 7-11 pm
On View Through May 04, 2013
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