Monday, January 5, 2009

Nathan Stapley at Gallery 1988 SF

Gallery1988 presents "Faces and Spaces" by artist Nathan Stapley. Stapley, a San Francisco resident for 15 years, recently moved to NYC in the summer of 2008. His upcoming solo show will be the artist's much anticipated homecoming since moving to the East Coast.

Nathan Stapley was raised in Southern California, just North of Los Angeles. After high school, he moved to San Francisco in order to attend the Academy of Art. Shortly after graduating from the Academy, Nathan was offered a position at Lucas Arts in Marin County. While working at Lucas, Nathan met Tim Schafer and Scott Campbell, who convinced him to leave Lucas Arts and start a career in the video game industry at Double Fine Productions, where he worked on the award winning game, Pyschonauts. Nathan has been working as an artist for Double Fine since 2001 and is also a founding member of "Hickee," a comic published by Alternative Comics. In addition to "Hickee," the prolific Stapley has finished over 300 webcomics. In his spare time, Nathan creates original artwork for gallery shows and has exhibited his work throughout the United States, as well as in Canada.

"Faces and Spaces" will be Stapley's first solo show and it will be quite impressive with close to 100 paintings for sale. The show opens on Friday, January 9th from 7-10PM. Nathan will be in attendance at the event and we will also have live music performed by the artist's younger brother.

Gallery1988 San Francisco is located at 1173 Sutter Street (between Polk and Larkin).

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