Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 18 | 5–7pm (Artist Talk 5:30pm)
On View: September 17–22
Participating Artists: Hayley Jensen, Katlyn Laster, Ans Li, Samantha Hensel, Giuliana Funkhouser, Amayi Morales, Alexe Ehmer, Claire Sorosky, Sami Cutrona, Hector Barajas, Krista Wright, Oscar Lopez & Hayley Toyama.
Happy Birthday! Is an art show that celebrates the act of celebrating itself!
When pondering celebrations, what do you think of? There are many different signifiers of a party: Balloons, party hats, presents, confetti, possibly even the “birthday suit….” Artists in this show use the symbols and iconography associated with birthdays to show their fantasies, nightmares, and interpretations of parties. Artists also use this platform to show a new perspective on what can be celebrated, make commemorations of those who did not get recognition in their lifetime, and highlight personal, cultural traditions and practices not celebrated by the masses. Loud and crazy as well as soft and thoughtful, there are many ways and different things to celebrate. Life, death, the day to day, community, independence, knowledge, religious beliefs and maybe even just making it through one more day.
No matter what you are celebrating, from all of us to you,
Image: Courtesy of Krista Wright.