Saturday, September 13, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Student-Run Art Gallery Pairs an Accomplished and Emerging Artists
New art exhibition presents danyol’s first-ever installation
SAN FRANCISCO, September 10, 2009 – The Art Gallery at the SF State Student Center presents Lollipops and Threads, a new exhibition that associates new works by danyol and the recently art school graduated Jai Carrillo. The opening reception will take place on October 9th from 5 to 8 pm. The show runs from October 9th to November 5th, 2008.
“The idea of pairing an accomplished artist such as danyol with an up-and-coming one like Jai Carrillo originates from the Art Gallery’s desire to give more visibility to emerging student and recently graduated artists” says Laura Costantino, co-curator of Lollipops and Threads. “At the Art Gallery -she continues- we feel the importance of discovering new talents.”
Danyol’s new work features, in addition to pop-influenced, colorful, mixed media paintings, his first-ever installation piece. By infusing nostalgic imagery with the urgency of current issues, danyol’s artwork continues to explore the liminal spaces between the inconsistencies of our fragile social fabric.
In a visual contrast with danyol’s work, Jai Carrillo’s pieces adopt a more neutral palette to unveil the limits of genders and gender-related activities. Through the combination of embroidery and boxing, video and bobby pins, Carrillo manages to consistently mix conceptuality and craft.
Exhibition Curators: Laura Costantino & Daniela Paez
What: Lollipops and Threads
When: October 9, 2008 –November 5, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday October 9, 2008, 5-8pm
Where: The Art Gallery, Cesar Chavez Student Center, San Francisco State University, 1650 Holloway Ave 94132
Gallery Hours: M-F 10a-6p or by appointment.