Wednesday, January 30, 2008

HVW8


San Francisco, CA (January 2008) - FIFTY24SF Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Greatest Hits, a solo exhibition that will utilize both gallery spaces to showcase the work of design collective, HVW8. Greatest Hits will be a retrospective marking the 10 years that Heavyweight Art Installation has been collaborating with artists and designers on projects ranging from underground parties, music and art shows, and ephemeral design work. For this show, HVW8 will include small icon-based pieces by Dan and Tyler, two mural installations, new limited edition prints, limited edition re-prints of classic pieces, t-shirts, original music, and a showing of their signature live-painting installation pieces.

Heavyweight Production House formed in 1998 in Montreal, Canada under the direction of Tyler Gibney and Gene Pendon and is now based in Los Angeles with HVW8 Gallery. Recent clients include Adidas, Gravis, MGM/Sony Records, Levi’s, and Absolut. One of the principle artistic projects of Heavyweight Production House is the “Heavyweight Art Installation” which includes Gibney and Pendon as well as Dan Buller. These three artists have collaborated on artistic compositions created live in club settings and before music audiences, using the environment as inspiration. The result is a one-of-a-kind piece that captures the spontanaiety of creative response as influenced by the sound, mood, and energy of one moment in time.

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