ANTIGONA in The Ramp Gallery, November 8–25


What: ANTIGONA, artwork by Maria Nunez & Josh Hamilton

When: November 8–25, 2012

Where: The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space at 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th)

ANTIGONA is a violation of the standard that our physical senses establish. Using the transfiguration of the body as a metaphor for energy’s constant decay and renovation, the validity of our perception and understanding of reality can be put to question. Bodies in constant flow, vessels of contained energy, streaming of consciousness, are put side to side against altered, transformed and violated bodies.

Nunez states, “The process of life we undergo as humans leaves us weary as our bodies literally rust in oxygen.”

Maria Fernanda Nunez was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. After graduating from high school, she attended Zona Cinco, film and photography school. Nunez is currently in her second year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture program at California College of the Arts. With a background in two-dimensional media, she is currently exploring mixed media sculpture and installations. Nunez explores issues of bodies in relation to violence, deformation and interactions with “others.”

Josh Hamilton, is a ceramicist born in Santa Cruz, California. Since Hamilton had an encounter with an other worldly being in his 14th year of life, he has made it his goal to help the people of the earth realize their human potential. Hamilton now goes by the name Tecumsah Folley and through writing, painting and sculptural media, shares his understanding of the universe, gifted to him from regions beyond. He currently attends California College of the Arts in the Ceramics and Glass program.

About The Ramp Gallery
The Ramp Gallery, a community curated space in the SOMArts lobby, accepts exhibition proposals on a continual basis. To view submission information as well as past exhibitions, please visit The Ramp Gallery page of our website here. To purchase work on display or for more information email gallery@somarts.org. You can visit The Ramp gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open. See more images of this exhibition here.

Image above: Coal, 2012, by Maria Nunez, ballpoint pen on paper, 8.5 in. x 11 in.