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Wednesday, Aug 7 2013
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At his last San Francisco exhibit, the Australian painter and street artist David "Meggs" Hooke revealed a series of new pieces that featured frenetic lines and complicated faces. Hooke also revealed a bit of his artistic philosophy, saying, "I'm not attracted to art that is passive, like a still life of flowers. Nothing against that stuff, it's just not my thing." No, it isn't. With Hooke's canvases, some kind of motion is always evident, and his new White Walls exhibit — his second in two years at the Tenderloin gallery — is another chance to see why Hooke has become one of Australia's most notable young painters. The new works in "Arch: Angels" reference superheroes, government power, and the way people cross borders — both physical and mental. Hooke has been spending more time in the U.S. recently, and that's infused his work with themes involving physical movement across time zones. Hooke combines waves of aerosol and touches of acrylic in a "best of both worlds" approach to his imaginative works of art.


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