Author Archives: Carolina Quintanilla

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Zerena Diaz in The Ramp Gallery, August 8–September 3, 2017

Visions of a Queer Future explores the queering of landscapes and science fiction. Genderqueer and trans species coexist and intermix with the landscapes, forming a familiar-strange universe. Fantasy and science fiction are used to re-imagine our relationship with our bodies and the …

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Ave–Ameenah Long in The Ramp Gallery, July 18–August 8, 2017

As an Oakland native, black woman, African culture has a rich influence in Avé’s home town. This is what inspired the photographic journey in search for where Avé’s ancestors have landed in the African Diaspora. Keep it Diasporic: Colombia is …

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Lidija Ristic in The Ramp Gallery, June 20–July 18, 2017

With the visual metaphors made possible by collage Ristic can force contradictory ideas, like preciousness and waste or vulnerability and virility to co-exist in the same reality. The result of such combinations creates new perspectives through which we can view …

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Kristen Wong in The Ramp Gallery, May 18–June 20, 2017

Nothing You’ve Heard About Me Is True is a series of self portraits about mental illness that run parallel to her previous solo exhibition, Everything You’ve Heard About Me Is True. Nothing You’ve Heard owns up to and embraces the performative …

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Sunshine Velasco in The Ramp Gallery, April 18–May 13, 2017

The Unveiling: Spiritual Invocations of Queer Femmes of Color evokes who you really are, the voice of your story, the different shades of your dreams, the truth of your everyday life. Sunshine Velasco’s lens captures the voices of those who share their …

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Sean Anomie in The Ramp Gallery, March 14–April 15, 2017

Forms of Continuity is an ongoing long-exposure photography series by Sean Anomie, showing the headlights and taillights of automobiles passing by at night in various environments.  All photos in the current set were taken Oct 6, 2016, on Kezar Drive …

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Bushmama Africa in The Ramp Gallery, February 14–March 11, 2017

Bushmama Africa combines reality with dreamspace, spirituality and self love. Her work expresses her deep affinity for everything Afrofuturistic with a focus on Black women as a form of resistance against Amerikkka’s standard of beauty and standard of relevancy as …

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Lillian Shanahan in The Ramp Gallery, November 8–December 3, 2016

Lillian Shanahan is inspired by the current meme craze. She adds a few simple words to an image or manipulates an image to turn it into her own version of this phenomenon. It’s lowbrow art, within a high-art meme. She …