FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
Opening Reception: Saturday September 15, 2018, 6 pm–9 pm
Exhibition Dates: September 15–October 5, 2018
Modern Eden Gallery proudly presents ‘Ephemeral’ Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s second curated exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. This exciting new exhibit brings together over 60 of the world’s best 2 and 3 dimensional contemporary artists. Beautiful Bizarre Magazine has quickly become one of the preeminent art publications due in large part to their dedication to artists and tireless efforts to promote and elevate our artistic community. We began advertising with Beautiful Bizarre Magazine when they were a young publication and we were a young gallery. Our professional relationship has evolved over the years into a friendship and mutual respect that is invaluable to the gallery and our artists. This latest exhibition, Ephemeral, once again presents Danijela Krha’s meticulous curation with a subject based on the fleeting nature of our lives and the world around us.
From the curator: Almost everything in the universe and our lives is ephemeral or fleeting depending on the time frame, and lens that we look through. Our planet is ephemeral when we consider it compared to the age of the universe. Our own species, plants and animals, are also ephemeral when compared with the age of the earth itself. The individual lives of some species can be so fleeting and transient, sometimes as brief as one season or just days! Our individual lives are ephemeral when we look at it from the perspective of how long our species has walked the earth. Our thoughts, feelings, attention spans, desires and relationships but a fleeting and precious moment in the oceans of time.
If we truly look, and see the diversity and fragility of life, take to heart the transient and fleeting nature of existence – it is our hope that the hearts of all people will be moved to appreciate how precious life and love is, and how very important it is to walk lightly and in harmony with the earth, its creatures and each other. “We owe at least this much to future generations, from whom we have borrowed a fragile planet called Earth.” Maurice Strong
‘Ephemeral’ for the first time will also showcase the work of the Inaugural Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize winners. As a leader and advocate for the arts, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine champions emerging and mid-career artists. In the 5 years since our launch, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine has proudly become – a voice, a tribe, and a platform – for creatives whose work doesn’t always fit neatly into the traditional fine art “box”. In keeping with our mission, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize seeks to inspire creatives from around the world to pursue a life and career in the arts, and to help careers grow through our exposure of their work.
Featuring the works of Aaron Nagel, Adipocere, Alexandra Manukyan, Alessandra Maria, Ania Tomicka, Bao Pham, Bella Harris, Ben Howe, Caia Koopman, Caitlin McCormack, Camilla d’Errico, Chris Guest, Crystal Morey, Conrad Roset, Daniel Bilmes, Erika Sanada, Gosia, Handiedan, Hannah Yata, Helice Wen, Herakut, Hikari Shimoda, Horka Dolls, Jacub Gagnon, Jana Brike, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Jean Pierre Arboleda, Jeremy Mann, Jessica Dalva, Jessica So Ren Tang, Joanne Nam, Jodee Knowles, Julie Filipenko, Kazuhiro Hori, Kelogsloops, Kelsey Beckett, Kevin Peterson, Kim Leutwyler, Kylie Dexter, Laura Colors, Leilani Bustamante, Lori Nelson, Marie Larkin, Martine Johanna, Mary Jane Ansell, Nadezda, Naoto Hattori, Mahlimae, Nicomi Nix Turner, Olga Esther, ONEQ, Pamela Wilson, Rodrigo Luff, Ronit Baranga, Sam Yong, Sarah Joncas, Sarah Louise Davey, Scott Radke, Sheri DeBow, Stella Im Hultberg, Tara McPherson, Tom Bagshaw, Tracy Lewis, Tran Nguyen, Troy Brooks, Yoko d’Holbachie, Young Chun, and Zoe Keller.
Modern Eden Gallery welcomes the public on the evening of September 15, 2018 from 6 PM–9 PM to host an artist’s reception and artwork debut. The Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Co-Founders Danijela Krha and Richard Purssey are flying in from Australia to attend the opening reception, as are many of the artists and all three Art Prize winners. We would love to see you there for one fleeting evening as we embrace the ephemeral nature of our lives and experiences together, with love, an open mind and compassion!
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The exhibition will be on display through October 5, 2018 and is free and open to the public.
Modern Eden Gallery is located at 801 Greenwich St. in San Francisco’s historic North Beach neighborhood. Founded in June 2010 by local artists Bradley Platz and Kim Larson, the gallery features monthly exhibitions of established and emerging artists. The gallery’s contemporary aesthetic ranges from realism to surrealism with a strong focus on illustrative painting and representational sculpture.