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“Pictures of You” Art Show at The Lab (SF)

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Saturday, July 8, 2023 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*

The Lab | 2948 16th St., San Francisco, CA

Event Details

Opening reception: July 8 5-7PM; On view July 8-29, Thurs-Sat 12-5PM

An exhibition of work by Headlands Center for the Arts 2022-23 Graduate Fellows.

Opening reception Saturday July 8, 5-7PM
Exhibition on view July 9-29, Thursday-Saturday 12-5PM

Released in 1990, The Cure’s “Pictures of You” brims with nostalgia, heartache, destruction, and desire. While this exhibition of work by Headlands’ 2022-23 Graduate Fellows pays homage to the goth-pop anthem, the song also serves as a potent metaphor: expressing the uncanny experience of loss and the human impulse to meticulously create an idea of a person, place, or thing to endeavor to fill a gaping emotional void. No matter how well crafted, these melancholy “pictures” become powerful, yet superficial, surrogates composed through ghostly traces (recollections, fragments of desires, regrets, and dreams). The artists featured in this exhibition make works that invoke a sense of impermanence, speculation, spirituality, transformation, alchemy, myth, and history by assembling fragments to create metaphorical reliquaries.

Featuring work by Lexygius Sanchez Calip, Shao-Feng Hsu, Markus Kager, Ahn Lee, Joshua Moreno, Nicole Shaffer, and Whitney Vangrin.

Presented by Headlands Center for the Arts


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Cost: FREE*
Categories: Art & Museums, In Person
Venue: The Lab
Address: 2948 16th St., San Francisco, CA