Ordinary objects become unpredictable when translated into paintings, collages, and photographic sculptures, suggesting a complex relationship between objects and lived experiences. Artists in this exhibition, graduating from SFAI Post-Baccalaureate program, reinvent the unique space of the Swell Gallery into a General Store. They create artworks that provide a visual experience of the everyday life while challenging the value of the goods represented and the status of the art object itself, questioning art's place, at base, as a commodity.
Participating artists: Yida Li, Kate Smith, Evelyn Yin, Yourong Zhao
Curated by: Yida Li and Weiying Yu
Image: General Store, Yida Li, 2018