Author Archives: Carolina Quintanilla

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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. …

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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 …

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Solis and Eddie Valentine in The Ramp Gallery, May 17–June 11, 2016

Solis collaborates with Eddie Valentine in his latest exhibition, New Religion. This show harkens back to a San Francisco that existed before the most recent tech boom. Inspired by the magical place of San Francisco that he describes as “a garden on an …

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Dan Fenstermacher in The Ramp Gallery, March 22–April 16, 2016

These portraits illustrate unique, personas of individuals living with a diagnosed mental illness. They convey an authentic and genuine perspective of their lives to viewers. The purpose of this work is to inspire hope that one is not defined by …

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Sandra M. Ramirez Velez in The Ramp Gallery, January 10–February 11, 2017

Sandra’s art strives to bring forth positive images of queer and trans* people of color (QTPOC) in their daily lives and to demonstrate their extraordinary beauty, resilience, and strength; her photography serves to contradict stereotypes and dominant narratives of what …