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Adam Feibelman 

“Do With Me What You Will”

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10th, 2013 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Exhibition Dates: August 10th – September 7th, 2013

Guerrero Gallery is pleased to present Do With Me As You Will, an exhibition of new works by Adam Feibelman. Through these works, Feibelman explores ideas of utility, and needs versus wants. The practice of utility is the process used in creating these works. They are meditations on what we ask of others, what we ask of our surroundings, and how these questions guide not only our ever-changing city sculpture, but also our relationships to each other. The process of making these works echos this sentiment, where each cut is a decision based on utility. Does this piece stay, is it useful, or does it go, is it in the way?

Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Adam Feibelman is a visual artist who has been living and working in San Francisco, CA for the last 16 years. His current body of work is comprised of enamel paintings created from meticulously cut multi-layer paper stencils and corresponding sewn stencil collages. These works explore the surfaces of overlooked city structures and how they have been affected by human use.

Feibelman studied at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA, where he earned the Yojo Hamaguchi award for exceptional achievement in Printmaking. He graduated with distinction in 2001, with a double major in Printmaking and Illustration. He is currently represented by Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

William Emmert

“A Lot Of People Do This”

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 10th, 2013 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Exhibition Dates: August 10th – September 7th, 2013

Guerrero Gallery is proud to present in our Project Room, A Lot of People do This, an exhibition of new old work by William Emmert. With this collection of paper sculptures Emmert sets out to make work that is concerned with its own originality and the anxiety to convey authenticity. Prompting viewers to reflect on what the purpose of something is, particularly if it makes no effort to move the discourse forward.

This exhibition highlights the struggle for uniqueness and authenticity within an artist’s practice. Time-consuming processes are used to create cluttered and transitional objects that are not meant to stand out. Through common processes and banal forms, his sculptures investigate the duality between admiration for original thought and the preference for the commonplace.

William Emmert is from Seattle, Washington. He recently received his MFA from California College of the Arts and is currently based in Oakland, CA.