Now Showing At Selena Gallery Through December 9th, 2017.
Selena Gallery is a small art gallery located in Bushwick Brooklyn dedicated to highlighting work by people of color. Their latest exhibit presents, “Tangled Bliss and Beautiful Soup,” an exhibition bringing together three female artists exploring perception and the play between what is revealed and what is concealed.
The works of Amie Cunat, Mika Horibuchi and Florencia Escudero share a palpable curiosity of polysemic presence, which resonates through sculpture, painting, and photography. The works play on lucidity and color to do so in eye-popping fashion.
With a strong intention to color, Cunat creates camouflaged chromatic relationships through paintings, immersive installations, netted and wavy sculpture. Her floating forms grant views alluding to release and capture. Horibuchi’s practice is on the crux of creating a mirage and exploring the mythos within illusion. Reversed and repeated imagery are carried throughout several mediums with an acrobatic balance. Escudero is a multi-faceted artist utilizing found and original imagery to create soft somatic sculptures. She repurposes these sculptures, fabric, photography, location, and symbols in her steps to a final piece.
Amie Cunat is a Japanese-American artist raised in McHenry, IL. Her paintings and installations, characterized by biomorphic forms and comedic hues, investigate parallels between abstraction and perception. She earned a BA in Visual Art and Art History from Fordham University, a Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Cornell University. Her recent exhibitions include Curtains at This Friday or Next Friday (NY), C+C: Kat Chamberlin and Amie Cunat at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (Curated by Nicholas Cueva, NY), Hideout at The Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill (NY), Moon Nets, Alphabet Letters at Outside (MA), and Blood and Sand at Mountain (NY). Cunat is Adjunct Faculty of Painting and Drawing at Fordham University. She lives and works in New York, NY.
Mika Horibuchi lives and works in Chicago, IL. Horibuchi attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned her BFA in 2013. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Draw the Curtain, PATRON, Chicago, IL; Council, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago IL; Miranda, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; No Secret, LVL 3, Chicago, IL; Sub Rosa, Loudhailer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Things, Soccer Club Club, Chicago, IL. She is the co- founder and co-director of 4th Ward Project Space, an artist-run gallery in Chicago. She is represented by PATRON Gallery.
Florencia Escudero in a multimedia artist from Argentina currently based in New York City. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts and her MFA from Yale University. In 2010 she received a full scholarship from Pilchuck glass residency and has completed a residency at Art Farm in Nebraska (2013) and a year-long artist in Residence stay at Loisaida center in New York (2016). Her work has recently been exhibited at Instituto Cervantes (NY), Loisaida (NY), Alpha/PS1 NYABF with Open Projects, Selena Gallery (NY), Latin American Film Market Festival as well as Rachel Uffner Gallery (NY). Her work has been written about/featured in Hyperallergic, Editorial Magazine, Art Newspaper and Remezcla. Escudero is also a co-founder/co-editor of Precog Magazine, an annual publication dedicated to exploring issues of technology, art and feminism.
Selena is an artist-run space directed by Olivia Swider. The gallery is dedicated to exhibiting artists of color located at 37 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, if you’re looking to catch Tangled Bliss and Beautiful Soup, it’s last day is this week concluding it’s residency December 9th, 2017.