Author Archives: Carolina Quintanilla

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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 …

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Nye’ Lyn Tho in The Ramp Gallery, October 4–November 5, 2016

Nye’ Lyn Tho’s work focuses on photographing the souls of her subjects and then manipulating them with various tools in order to heighten and or exaggerate the sometimes not so apparent story. She believes the shadows in her work are …

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Elvira Dayel in The Ramp Gallery, September 7–October 1, 2016

Born in Ukraine, Elvira Dayel is currently based in San Francisco Bay Area. Dayel is a multi-media artist, who works in series of large abstract works of drawings done in soft/dry pastel on paper, 3D-printed mixed media sculpture, cut-paper abstractions. …

Alan Khum

Alan Khum in The Ramp Gallery, August 9–September 3, 2016

Khum’s art practice highlights the importance of Campodian diaspora through cultural preservation, life experience and family history. As a product of Cambodian refugee parents, he seeks to find interpersonal connections with people who have gone through similar traumatic life events. …

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Dom Empire in The Ramp Gallery, July 14–August 6, 2016

Blackbird is the visual story that accompanies the coming musical story of the same name. It is the story of self-mastery, the journey of becoming one’s highest self through recognition of potential, through the emotional work it takes to transform, …

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Katie Dorame in The Ramp Gallery, April 19–May 14, 2016

This work reconfigures history by blending the troubled legacy of colonialism with Hollywood revealing how fiction, fantasy and horror have shaped American culture. In Dorame’s narrative paintings and drawings, characters and storylines are inspired by history books, anthropological field notes, …

Emma Brown photography

Emma Brown in The Ramp Gallery, June 14–July 9, 2016

If her first camera was her eyes, Emma’s second camera was a big old digital camera with its batteries held in by black mechanical tape, which arrived about seven or eight years after her first one. Since then, there have …