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Illuminate

Heron Arts × BLA

Saturday September 22nd, 7-10pm

Heron Arts is pleased to present Illuminate: A Look Through the Cultural Lens from Nordic and Bay Area Artists. This group exhibition features new and original works by a curated selection of Nordic and local artists from multiple mediums. Curators Tova Lobatz and Danika Maia have selected artists from Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, and more - whose works shine a light on the concept of cultural identity, stereotypes, nationalism and multiculturalism in a world with continuously expanding borders. Two cultures vastly distant in tradition and yet somehow akin will be explored, illuminating both their similarities and differences. The exhibition will run from September 22 to October 20th, with an opening reception featuring Swedish-Kenyan musician Beldina on Saturday the 22nd from 7-10pm. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Thirteen artists will be featured: Chad Hasegawa (SF), Michele Pred (SWE/SF), Jenny Wantuch (SWE/SF), Jud Bergeron (SF), Kelly Ording (OAK), Jenny Sharaf (SF), Nicoline Aagesen (DK/HK), Tracey Snelling (OAK), Julia Houe Sorensen (DK/SF), Casey Gray (SF), Messy Beck (SF), Katharina Stenbeck (SWE/LA) and Eirdis (ICE/HK/NYC). Each artist’s work will explore cultural identity and stereotypes through an exciting array of photography, painting, sculpture and installation.

Works

 

Demon Dog
Jud Bergeron
Cast Bronze and Stainless Steel, ed. 1 of 9
24 x 12 x 12in
$18,000Inquire

 

Demon Dog White
Jud Bergeron
Cast Resin and Stainless Steel, ed. 1 of 9
24 x 12 x 12in
$9,000Inquire

 

Shiver
Jud Bergeron
Fabricated Wood and Automotive Paint
114 x 30 x 28in
$70,000Inquire

 

The Crystalline Baby
Jud Bergeron
Cast Aluminum and Cast Bronze with Automotive Paint, ed. 1 of 5
48 x 24 x 20in
$35,000Inquire

 

Immaculate Conception
Tracey Snelling
Lenticular Images, Wood, Electroluminescent wire, Cold Cathode Tubes, Paint, LCD screens, Media Players, Speakers, Transformer. ed. of 5, 2 AP
32 x 23.5 x 4in
$9,000

 

Adult Books XXX
Tracey Snelling
Wood, Paint, Electroluminescent wire, Paint, LCD screens, Media Players, Speakers, Transformer. Edition of 5, 2 AP. Porn videos play in the private booths.
13.5 x 19 x 13in
$14,000Inquire

 

Mit Den Insekten Kam Das Grauen
Tracey Snelling
Mixed Media
28 x 24 x 5in
$3,200Inquire

 

7 Eleven
Tracey Snelling
Wood, Paint, Plastic, Lights, Cold Cathode Lights, LCD screen, Media Player, Speakers, Transformer. 7 Eleven has a video with Apu from the Simpsons, and clips from Superbad, The Kids in the Hall.
15 x 17 x 21in

 

Cake
Eirdis Ragnarsdottir
Oil on Canvas
38 x 38in
$4,000Inquire

 

East Village
Eirdis Ragnarsdottir
Oil on Canvas
40 x 30in
$4,000Inquire

 

Inside Out
Eirdis Ragnarsdottir
Oil on Canvas
40 x 28in
$4,000Inquire

 

Fall in Violet
Jenny Wantuch
Oil on Panel
30 x 40in
$3,500Inquire

 

Sounds of Water (Stanislaus River)
Jenny Wantuch
Oil on Panel
48 x 36in
$5,000Inquire

 

The Light Between
Jenny Wantuch
Oil on Panel
43 x 36in
$4,500Inquire

 

Hawk Lake
Jenny Wantuch
Oil on Panel
30 x 40in
$3,500Inquire

 

Globe
Nicoline Aagesen
Print
20 x 27.5inInquire

 

Foam
Nicoline Aagesen
Print
20 x 27.5inInquire

 

Foam Party
Nicoline Aagesen
Print
20 x 27.5inInquire

 

Blue Magic
Nicoline Aagesen
Print
20 x 27.5inInquire

 

Untitled
Jenny Sharaf
Paint and Paper on Canvas
12 x 12in
$1,100Inquire

 

Untitled
Jenny Sharaf
Paint and Paper on Canvas
11 x 14in
$1,100Inquire

 

Untitled
Jenny Sharaf
Paint and Paper on Canvas
11 x 14in
$1,100Inquire

 

Untitled
Jenny Sharaf
Paint and Paper on Canvas
9 x 12in
$1,000Inquire

 

Untitled
Jenny Sharaf
Paint and Paper on Canvas
9 x 12in
$1,000Inquire

 

Untitled
Jenny Sharaf
Paint and Paper on Canvas
9 x 12in
$1,000Inquire

 

Untitled
Jenny Sharaf
Paint and Paper on Canvas
9 x 12in
$1,000Inquire

 

Untitled
Jenny Sharaf
Paint and Paper on Canvas
9 x 12in
$1,000Inquire

 

Untitled
Jenny Sharaf
Paint and Paper on Canvas
8 x 10in
$900Inquire

 

Untitled
Jenny Sharaf
Paint and Paper on Canvas
8 x 10in
$900Inquire

 

Hovering Hands
Katharina Stenbeck
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 24in
$250Inquire

 

Dala Horse Grazing
Katharina Stenbeck
Acrylic on Canvas
12 x 24in
$250

 

Sitka
Kelly Ording
Acrylic on Dyed Canvas
60 x 48in

 

Sun Gate
Kelly Ording
Acrylic and Archival Ink on Dyed Paper
48 x 40in
$6,000

 

Sun Gate (Detail)
Kelly Ording
Acrylic and Archival Ink on Dyed Paper
48 x 40in
$6,000

 

Sun Gate (Detail)
Kelly Ording
Acrylic and Archival Ink on Dyed Paper
48 x 40in
$6,000

 

Balaton (Cherry)
Kelly Ording
Acrylic on Dyed Paper
35 x 27in
$2,500Inquire

 

Balaton (Cherry) (Detail)
Kelly Ording
Acrylic on Dyed Paper
35 x 27in
$2,500Inquire

 

Summer (Sangria)
Kelly Ording
Acrylic on Dyed Paper
35 x 27in
$2,500Inquire

 

Summer (Sangria) (Detail)
Kelly Ording
Acrylic on Dyed Paper
35 x 27in
$2,500Inquire

 

Weight of the World
Casey Gray
Aerosol Acrylic, Enamel, Glitter, Fluid Acrylic on Panel
31 x 28in
$3,600Inquire

 

Just the Essentials
Casey Gray
Aerosol Acrylic, Enamel, Glitter, Fluid Acrylic on Panel
31 x 28in
$3,600Inquire

 

Pipe Dreams
Julia Sorensen
Mixed Media on Canvas
36 x 48in
$3,900Inquire

 

Never Again
Julia Sorensen
Mixed Media on Canvas
18 x 18in
$1,800Inquire

 

One More Time
Julia Sorensen
Mixed Media on Canvas
18 x 18in
$1,800Inquire

 

Blue Circular Room No.1
Chad Hasegawa
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 48in
$3,500Inquire

 

Blue Circular Room No.2
Chad Hasegawa
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 48in
$3,500Inquire

 

Blue Circular Room No.3
Chad Hasegawa
Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 48in
$3,500Inquire

 

Feminist
Michele Pred
El Wire on Vintage Purse, AP
9 x 12 x 1.5in
$2,000Inquire

 

Pro Choice
Michele Pred
El Wire on Vintage Purse, AP
12 x 11 x 4in
$2,000Inquire

 

Vote
Michele Pred
El Wire on Vintage Purse, AP
14 x 9 x 2in
$2,000Inquire

 

Wonder Woman
Michele Pred
El Wire on Vintage Purse, ed. 8/10
11 x 11 x 3in
$2,000Inquire

 

Me Too
Michele Pred
El Wire on Vintage Purse, ed. 2/10
11 x 10 x 3in
$2,000Inquire

 

Nevertheless She Persisted
Michele Pred
El Wire on Vintage Purse
7.5 x 14 x 2in
$2,000Inquire

 

Pussy Grabs Back
Michele Pred
El Wire on Vintage Purse, AP
12 x 11 x 4in
$2,000Inquire

 

Tilted Dreams
Messy Beck
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 24in
$2,100Inquire

 

Hers
Messy Beck
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 24in
$2,100Inquire

 

The Wom(b)en
Messy Beck
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 24in
$2,100Inquire

 

An Ode to My Pothos
Messy Beck
Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 48in
$4,200Inquire