April 11 - May 30, 2014
Opening Reception” April 11, 6-9pm
Moroso Projects is pleased to announce WAITING ROOM, a group exhibition of works by Facundo Argañaraz, Bailey Hikawa, Joey Piziali and Sean Talley.
Preceding the inception of Moroso Projects, the gallery space once served as a reception area for Moroso Construction. WAITING ROOM uses this history as an entry point to explore the relationships between these artists’ work and practices, each tethered through the common language of abstraction. The exhibition encourages the works to coexist with one another, evoking unexpected tensions and visual narratives. A waiting room is easily associated with sometimes tense and banal experiences but can also serve as a catalyst for unexpected interaction and outcomes; an unassuming space charged with potential and possibilities. It is these possibilities that WAITING ROOM seeks to explore, through the dialogues that form within the exhibition.
WAITING ROOM is curated by Nate Hooper and Greg Ito.
Facundo Argañaraz was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. Facundo current practice includes painting, sculpture, installation, works on paper, and publications. Recent exhibitions include Highlight Gallery, San Francisco; ASU Art Museum, Arizona; Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles; The Popular Workshop, San Francisco; Sherwood Gallery, San Francisco; The Contemporary Austin, Austin; Sonoma Valley Museum of Arts, Sonoma; Queen’s Nails Projects, San Francisco; David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco; The LAB, San Francisco; and MCCLA, San Francisco.
Bailey Hikawa b.1987 Los Angeles, CA. Received a BFA from the California College of the Arts in 2012. Hikawa is a painter, sculptor, and collaborator. Hikawa has a background in set and production design. Her paintings and sculptures are the starting points for installation, performative activation, and collaboration. Recent exhibition include the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA, the di Rosa Preserve in Napa, CA, and Important Projects, Oakland, CA.
Joey Piziali was born in Stanford, CA. Piziali is an artist, curator, educator and director and founder of Romer Young Gallery. Piziali received his MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. Exhibitions include solo and group exhibitions at Halsey McKay Gallery, Present Co. Brooklyn, The ArtBrige Drawing Room and Bronx River Art Center in New York, Collectors Contemporary in Singapore and Guerrero Gallery, Steven Wolf Fine Art, Smith Andersen in California. His works are currently in the collection of the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, the city of Palo Alto and San Jose. Piziali has an upcoming solo exhibition at Halsey McKay Gallery, NY this June. His work is represented by Halsey McKay Gallery, NY and Collectors Contemporary, Singapore.
Sean Talley (b. Modesto, California, December 23, 1980) is an artist living in Oakland, California. His artwork has been exhibited at Jancar Jones Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Et al. Gallery, and Important Projects. Talley received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from the University of California, Berkeley.
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