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In his first exhibition at Modernism Gallery, Shawn Huckins satirically juxtaposes American history with internet culture to simultaneously explore our collective past and future.

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Shawn HUCKINS
EVERYTHING IS HILARIOUS AND NOTHING IS REAL
MAY 5 – JUNE 25, 2016
Imagine if Abraham Lincoln had a Twitter feed, or if Lewis and Clark were on Facebook. In his first exhibition at Modernism Gallery, Shawn Huckins satirically juxtaposes American history with internet culture to simultaneously explore our collective past and future.
Each of Huckins' sixteen canvases is based on a 19th …

Shawn HUCKINS
EVERYTHING IS HILARIOUS AND NOTHING IS REAL
MAY 5 – JUNE 25, 2016
Imagine if Abraham Lincoln had a Twitter feed, or if Lewis and Clark were on Facebook. In his first exhibition at Modernism Gallery, Shawn Huckins satirically juxtaposes American history with internet culture to simultaneously explore our collective past and future.
Each of Huckins' sixteen canvases is based on a 19th century painting or photograph which he meticulously copies by hand, superimposing text culled from social media. Despite extreme differences in idiom, Huckins finds 21st language to elaborate or …

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724 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA, US
Monday, Sunday, Closed
Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–6pm