Swoon "Eudaimonia" @ Artemizia Foundation Museum of Contemporary, Graffiti, and Street Art
Artemizia Foundation Museum of Contemporary, Graffiti, and Street Art (AF), located in historic Bisbee, Arizona, is thrilled to announce an upcoming event that promises to champion street art in the Southwest. On December 16, AF will host street artist and filmmaker Caledonia Curry, known as Swoon, for the opening of her solo exhibition, Eudaimonia. The show is titled Eudaimonia, which is a Greek word that refers to when a person, place, or even thing possesses a positive and luminous spirit. The opening includes a book signing featuring Swoon—The Red Skein, Curry’s recent monograph, which will be available for purchase. A portion of sales from the show will benefit Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless (BCH), an organization dedicated to helping houseless people in Bisbee and surrounding areas.
“We are delighted to welcome groundbreaking artist Callie Curry to Bisbee, exhibiting exceptional works of art, craft, and design,” said Sloane Bouchever, AF’s Founder and Director. “The exhibition focuses on Curry’s exploration of art as a catalyst for activism and advocacy.”
Caledonia Curry (a.k.a Swoon) is a contemporary artist and filmmaker recognized around the world for her pioneering vision of public artwork. Through intimate portraits, immersive installations and multi-year community-based projects, Curry has spent over 20 years exploring the depths of human complexity by mobilizing her artwork to fundamentally re-envision the communities we live in toward a more just and equitable world. She is best known as one of the first women Street Artists to gain international recognition in a male-dominated field, pushing the conceptual limits of the genre and paving the way for a generation of women Street Artists.
Her recent work has been focused on the relationship of trauma and addiction. Through community partnerships that center compassion and the transformative power of art, Curry draws on her personal history growing up in an opioid addicted family as a catalyst for connection and healing. Over the past 10 years, she has founded and developed collaborative multi-year projects in Braddock, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Komye, Haiti, that address crises ranging from natural disasters to the opioid epidemic.
Curry is currently developing a full-length narrative movie which will bring together drawing, immersive installation, stop motion animation and her collaborative work, with the traditions of storytelling through film.