Brentwood Arts Exchange at Gateway Arts Center
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 20, 5-8pm
Artist's Si Jae Byun, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Megan Mueller and Rachel Schmidt have strong themes of whimsy, structure, play and nostalgia that run through their artwork. These ideas manifest into forms of physical and imagined structures loosely based on habitable spaces that reference a memory, a nostalgia for something forgotten or unknown. Each artist has their own playful approach, and each comes to their creative process armed with a diverse range of media and materials. In Nostalgia Structures, Byun, Ilchi, Mueller, and Schmidt will present site specific installations, sculptures, and 2-dimensional works, many of which are being created for this exhibition. Each artist will address the concept of nostalgia, often with a heavy lean toward the autobiographical. Through this work, Nostalgia Structures becomes a dialogue between artists from Iran, South Korean and the US, speaking to fundamental concepts about how we see our life-scapes and how we choose to live within them.