Photos from AVATARS in San Francisco, artists from left to right: Sequinette, Minjun Kim, Marco Castaneda, Oscar Lopez
January 27, 2019
March 22-April 6
Friday, March 22, 2019
Christina Balch, Giuliana Funkhouser and Krista Wright
“Avatar” is originally a Sanskrit word describing mortal incarnations of Hindu deities. In colloquial use, the term refers to a digital image or 3D character representing an individual operating a computer. Drawing inspiration from this concept, the AVATARS exhibition is a transdisciplinary exploration of folkloric characters, alter-egos and cyborgs created to express relatable narratives. Just as poets, game designers and dream interpreters examine humanity through archetypes, artists employ personas. Figures are masked or transformed through symbol while ancient myths and fable-like stories are reinterpreted within these new tales spun.
This exhibit debuted at the San Francisco Art Institute in fall of 2018. For the Somerville exhibit, a selection of works from the San Francisco show will travel to Somerville to continue the thread of the exhibit from its inception.
All media variations will be considered and are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: 2D and 3D objects, video, performance art, movement/dance, sound, interactive art, robots and installation.
Artists, engineers and creatives of all types are encouraged to apply. Questions regarding work and process can be submitted to email@example.com, and the curators will respond as quickly as possible.
Artists should have own equipment for installation, but curators will help with sourcing equipment as best they can.
Additional information about the call can be found at https://christinabalch.com/avatars.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
– There is a $15 submission fee per artist, payable through Paypal. Paypal is available here. Please include “AVATARS” in the note field
– A maximum of three pieces may be entered for consideration
– Complete the online submission form at https://goo.gl/forms/KPE6XMzbMp9AuJ9s2
If you have trouble filling out the form or uploading images, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Exhibition is open to 2D and 3D artwork. Installation work will be considered, please specify in the submission form how it will be installed
– Artists are responsible for all costs associated with shipping work to and from the gallery
– Artwork must fit through a standard 32” door (or be able to be broken down to fit)
– The Nave Gallery will retain a 30% commission for work sold
– Deadline for entries: January 27, 2019
– Notification: February 11, 2019
– Artwork drop off/installation: early March 2019 TBD
– Exhibition dates: March 22-April 6, 2019
– Opening reception: Friday, March 22, 2019
ABOUT THE CURATORS:
Giuliana Funkhouser (or GFunk for short) is a professional multimedia artist. It has been a great pleasure and fortune for her to have worked alongside a variety of colorful entertainment and marketing industry giants over the course of her career. Her artwork interrogates contemporary mass media entertainment and “content delivery” platforms that simultaneously draw people together while ripping communities apart in unprecedented ways. She hopes to raise awareness about the people and environments continually pushed to the wayside in the name of technological progress, economic expansion and the siren song of paradise. See more of Giuliana’s work on her website: http://www.gfunkhouser.net/#portfolio.html
Krista Wright is a multimedia artist making work that transports viewers into her imagination land. Hailing from the Southern Californian Suburbs, Krista Wright spent her childhood playing pretend, playstation, and watching cartoons, all in which showcased the different realities that could exist and the possibility to make one’s own. Today she works with screenprint, sculpture, painting, and stop-motion animation to bring those possibilities to life. Her work is an Art of Escapism, but also adventure. See more of Krista’s work on her website: https://kristawrista.art/