Group Show "Outlandish Escape Land" at Swell Gallery
Outlandish Escape Land
A Group Show Featuring Artwork by Leah Gonzales, Cristina Velazquez, and Maryam Yousif
Reception: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7 pm - 9 pm
Exhibition Dates: October 3 - 14, 2016
The Swell Gallery presents Outlandish Escape Land, a group show curated by Kathy Sirico and Aaron Wilder featuring work by Leah Gonzales, Cristina Velazquez, and Maryam Yousif.
Outlandish Escape Land is an exhibit that displays the peculiarity that arises through a unique exploration of personal landscapes. With interests in a variety of materials and through the mental process of pontificating what reality truly is, these female artists re-enact foggy memories. While trying to understand remorse, or whatever may be of the past, the works evoke an atmosphere of feelings crossing between innocence and guilt, decrepitude and fluidity, to create images that often are surreal in application but symbolic in content. Each piece is a search where there is some place for mystery to be found.
The Swell Gallery is located on the second floor of SFAI's Graduate Center at 615 22nd Street. Enter from ground level on 22nd Street and the gallery is the first door on the right after arriving at the second floor from the stairwell.
Check out the artists online:
Leah Gonzales: http://www.leahgonzalesart.com
Cristina Velazquez: http://www.cristinavelazquez.com
Maryam Yousif: http://www.maryamyousif.com
Image Credit: Leah Gonzales. That time when Bonkiki brought Thelmimi to Monkey Sun’s castle, 2016.