17 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA
Until Saturday April 26, 2014
Surround Sound is Australian artist Ben Barretto's first solo exhibit at San Francisco's Highlight Gallery, and features a selection of new paintings and sculptural works that are largely focused around the modern electric guitar. Using automotive urethane in classic Fender colours, combined with various pieces of guitar hardware and parts, Barretto's paintings each have a sculptural element and evoke the feeling of collage in their execution – a medium the artist has used many times, in more traditional ways, in the past. In addition to the guitar-based pieces Surround Sound also includes a series of sculptures made using custom frames and raw canvas, which evoke car panelling and auto body repair work.