LastNight at Fifty24SF: "Greatest Hits by HVW8"
Pictures from the Fifty24SF Gallery opening of "Greatest Hits" by Montreal artist crew HVW8 (comprised of artists Gene Starship, DSTRBO (Dan Buller) and Tyler Gibney). Photos by Hayley McMillen.
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7th, 2008 7-9:30p.m. Show runs February 7th-29, 2008
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12-7pm or by appointment. Please contact the gallery at 415-252-9144 for any inquiries.
Heavyweight Production House was formed in 1998 in Montreal, Canada under the direction of Tyler Gibney and Gene Pendon and is now based in Los Angeles with its HVW8 Gallery.
One of Heavyweights principal artistic projects is the Heavyweight Art Installation, which has toured the world, touching down across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan, creating live art pieces alongside renown musicians and DJs such as Jazzanova, Afrika Bambaataa, Gilles Peterson, Bugz In The Attic, the Herbaliser, Roots Manuva, Osunlade and Jurassic 5.
Using the environment as inspiration - a heavy bass, a steady beat, the vibe and the beat-oriented people - the artists instantly blend ideas onto the canvas. The process is a challenge of graphic resourcefulness; the live aspect compresses the painting experience into spontaneous reactions to time, space and energy.
he result is a one-of a-kind piece documenting the night, capturing the mood, sounds and electricity of that rare moment in time.
Greatest Hits is a retrospective marking the 10 years of collaborative work by Heavyweight Art Installation (comprised of artists Gene Starship, DSTRBO (Dan Buller) and Tyler Gibney] on projects ranging from live paintings at music and art shows to ephemeral design work.