Long time AM friend Poesia launches 886 Geary Gallery this week with an exhibition by Filippo Minelli entitled Nothing To SayAs well as being the new space’s inaugural exhibition, this will be Italian interventionist’s first solo presentation in the United States.

Minelli’s photographs have been taken locally in California and the San Francisco Bay Area in preparation for this exhibition. Taking his concept of Silence/Shapes, Minelli uses coloured smoke bombs and recontextualizes protest symbolism within silent environments. The juxtaposition of the brightly coloured smoke clouds within incongruent natural settings speaks an unwritten language; capturing a delicate moment in time where a silent protest is able to be re-broadcast with significant volume.

The exhibition opens on Saturday January 10th, and runs until 7th February. Add it to your calendar if you are in San Francisco. We wish artist, blogger, curator; and now gallerist Poesia well with his new venture of 886 Geary Gallery, which is sure to bring a vibrant arts schedule to the Bay Area.