Abrams Claghorn Gallery
1251 Solano Ave, Albany, California 94706
Showing July 5 - August 31, 2017
Recption: Saturday July 15, 5 - 7 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday August 12, 5 - 7pm
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Adriana Villagran has been embedded in Venison since our founding! Adriana is a San Francisco painter and computer programer who studied at UC Berkeley. Upon graduating she was an active member of the collective, Weeknight Rodeo, which was the founding team that created Venison Magazine, lead by Amber Imrie-Situnayake. Adriana remains an active contributor to our magazine and an exhibition artist. We are so excited she is joining us for our first group exhibition!
My current body of work explores identity and how it is both enforced and defined by mainstream media. I create representations of figures whose faces are shrouded, turned away, or otherwise obscured from the viewer in an effort to depict a surrealistic portrait of contemporary self-perception. The imagery is guided by narratives of the subject’s personal experience and perceptions of contemporary culture.
Each piece is a study of modern media’s portrayal of the body in popular culture, and how it encourages a narrative where the human form has largely become tied to sexuality and the degree to which it can be consumed or commodified. My hope is to encourage people to think beyond the standards set forth by contemporary media and to begin to formulate a perception of others that moves beyond these limiting archetypes.
Come meet the Artist!
Adriana will be in attendance at the opening, July 15th and she will be doing an artist talk on August 12th. Click the link below for more event information and to RSVP.
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