Jelinek Creative is pleased to announce the opening of the group exhibition, Paramnesia at 101 N. Fahm St., Savannah GA, from May 23nd – 24th, 2015. The opening reception will be on May 22nd from 6pm to 9pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
Paramnesia is a group exhibition featuring the work of Joseph Butler, Jana Marie Cariddi, Dani Cuesta, and Chau Nguyen. The exhibition is a visual manifestation of self-exploration. It is a compilation of memory, fantasy, and the subconscious; a peculiar representation with a focus on personal reality. The artists in Paramnesia share an interest in making work from the deepest parts of themselves. They explore identity through surreal, bizarre, and even distorted lenses explored through paintings, sculpture, and installation. The opening reception will be on Friday, May 22nd starting at 6:00pm. The exhibition will be open from 1-5pm until May 24th. For more information: www.paramnesia.info
Destroyer of Worlds (Detail), 33’’ x 56”, Acrylics on canvas, 2015
Butler’s work depicts macabre creatures and demons with highly saturated colors and manic brush strokes. His sculptures birth these inner demons into our 3 dimensional world. Butler’s imagery is achieved by channeling his subconscious and pulling out lucid visions he experiences while focusing intently on his surroundings.
Rainbow Soup, Acrylic on panel, 10″ x 10″, 2014
Jana Cariddi Cariddi’s paintings are frustrated and confused utopias. She uses humor, bright colors, glitter, and nostalgia to sugarcoat her frustrated and depressive narratives. Her work maintains a child-like voice, due to her reflection on ‘growing up’ and glorification of nostalgia.
Girl Clothes (Detail), Ink drawing installation, size variable, 2015
Cuesta’s installations expose herself as well as her counterpart, Deven, with androgynous representations that explore different facets of identity. Together they harmonize through a unique creative process and equate to a balanced ambivalence.
Serpent Side of Camellia, Water-based media, 12” x 15”, 2015
Chau Nguyen Nguyen’s watercolor paintings represent a surrealistic world where plants and creatures coincide. Her work illustrates personal fables, or myths involving the personification of nature. Nguyen’s dreamlike landscapes are soft and captivating while maintaining a mystic quality.