Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 02, 2008
One of our favorite downtown San Francisco spots, 111 Minna, presents Golden: work by Serena Cole and Tahiti Pehrson. Golden opens with a reception this Thursday, September 4th, 2008.
Tahiti Pehrson creates intricate and beautiful paper cut-outs with such astounding detail, you need to see it to believe it, while Serena Cole’s (work shown) method of creativity is drawing saturated in social commentary.
“In today's Western society, I see no real heroes or idols to emulate. […] We have replaced our idols with pop culture,” states Cole. “In my work, I use images of attractive figures from fashion magazines to illustrate the haunting themes beneath our worshipped fantasies. In many images, there is layer of beauty and seduction, which leads the viewer to desire something. Upon deeper inspection, however, these models are often sickly, androgynous, or posed as if they have been beaten or are half dead.” Take that fashion world.
Make sure to mark your calendar for this Thursday, September 4th to check out Golden in person, and hell, if nothing else, to hit up one of 111 Minna’s two bars. See? It’s a win-win situation here people. Details at 111minnagallery.com