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Wednesday, Apr 2 2014

Texan artist and White Walls Gallery group show veteran Sergio Garcia will be showing his work in a new solo exhibition entitled "Infinite Chapters" at the Tenderloin space. Garcia works primarily in print and sculpture to produce a mélange of iconic childhood objects and images. His past work has played with warped, fish-eyed references to American history and iconography. His series "Heat" featured silk-screened images of Air Jordan sneakers where gunpowder has been used as the transfer medium, recalling Warhol while incorporating a bit of new Americana — in American sneaker culture, "heat" is a term referring to rare, highly coveted sneakers. Garcia's red tricycle frames are perhaps his most notable work; the sculptures seem to take the famous Eggleston tricycle and twist it every which way. "It's not always easy to tell what's real and what's fabricated," says Garcia. Garcia's new work often incorporates old; his projects (and exhibitions) constantly build on themselves to add to the same living diorama, in which none of the artifacts of our collective cultural landscape are exactly the way we remembered them.

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. Starts: April 12. Continues through May 3, 2014

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