Apexer


Nozzle

Opening June 7

Mirus Gallery is pleased to present “Nozzle” a solo show by local artist Apexer. Opening reception will be June 7, VIP/Press Rooftop Happy Hour from 6-7 PM followed by general admission from 7-10 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing.

About the Exhibition:  

noz·zle

Noun 

nozzle is a device designed to control the direction or characteristics of a fluid flow (especially to increase velocity) as it exits (or enters) an enclosed chamber or pipe.

Apexer will be exhibiting a new body of work compromised of various handstyle takes with an Apexer spin. All over print hip hop lyric canvases, modern minimalist canvases and some new ideas out of the lab. The artist takes inspiration in the Spraycan and particularly the Nozzle part of the Spraycan. As a traditional painter might use a brush or pen, Apexers medium has always been the spray can so it’s fitting that he focuses this exhibition not only aesthetically but also conceptually on this medium.

 

About the Artist: 

APEXER (b. 1978, San Francisco, CA), also known as Ricardo Richey, is a street artist who creates colorful abstract patterns through the use of spray paint. Part of the Gestalt Collective that engages in collaborative murals in San Francisco, Apexer curated mural projects on Bluxome Alley, other districts of San Francisco, and the SFMOMA display windows in association with St. Johns Community Center (San Francisco, 2002). His work has been shown extensively both in the Bay Area and abroad. Recent group exhibitions include Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA (2009); Bay Area Now 4, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2005), White Walls, and the Luggage Store Gallery. He was the artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts (2007), and was featured in documentaries and publications regarding the Mission District in San Francisco.