March 06, 2013

3 Year Anniversary "Nudes" Featuring Erin Riley at Guerrero Gallery

A group exhibition curated by The World's Best Ever

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 9th, 2013 from 7-11pm
Exhibition Dates: March 9th - April 6th, 2013

Guerrero Gallery is proud to present Nudes, an exploration of nudity in contemporary art and photography is curated by the NY-based, worldwide culture website The World's Best Ever and features a variety of artists including Asger Carlsen, Alfred Steiner, Chris Yarmick, Dave Schubert, Eddie Martinez, Eric Beltz, Faile, Geoff McFetridge, HuskMitNavn, Mark Gonzales, Mark Mulroney, Sandy Kim, Stephen Powers, Suzannah Sinclair, Taylor McKimens, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Troels Carlsen, and Victor Reyes. Opening this Saturday, March 9th, 2013.

Traditionally and throughout history, nude art has been utilized as a means for celebrating the beauty of the human body through conceptually perfected formal ideals. As art progressed in the 19th and 20th centuries with Baroque and Modernism, artists began breaking away from the idealized form, steering towards a more naturalistic aesthetic by using live models. Today, many artists abandon idealization altogether, depicting humans as individuals by embracing and emphasizing informalities and often times the grotesque realities of nature. With the advancement of new media and approaches to art, many contemporary artists re-conceptualize the very idea of what it means to be nude within the progressive politics of human culture. From installation to photography; painting to performance; small embroideries to large murals, these artists explore the complex perception of "nude" in today's society.

Erin M. Riley
Show Me More

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 9th , 2013. 7-11pm
Exhibition Dates: March 9th – April 6th , 2013

Guerrero Gallery is proud to present “Show Me More”, a presentation of new works by Erin Riley.

Woven from a Macomber floor loom with hand dyed wool yarn, Erin Riley’s series of pieces are inspired by the images produced by the internet generation. The series is a product of her research into the symptoms and results of various themes, including addiction and single-parent households. Drawn to images of self-discovery, experimentation, regression, development, her works depict a generation of excess and confusion.

Guerrero Gallery
2700 19th Street
San Francisco, California 94110
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