SIrenum Scopuli

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SIrenum Scopuli
Long Beach, CA 90804
November 29th, 2008 - December 30th, 2008

long beach
mixed-media, digital, graffiti/street-art, conceptual, pop, surrealism, figurative, traditional


Phone Booth Gallery is proud to present “Sirenum Scopuli,” a solo exhibition of mixed media work by Amsterdam based artist Handiedan. The exhibit will run from November 29, 2008 to December 31, 2008, and the opening party will be held on November 29 from 7pm-10pm.  The All Ages event will be located at Salon Pop and Barber Shop, 1085 Redondo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90804.

Handiedan (Hanneke Treffers) graduated in photographic design in 2002. Although her degree says photography, she has also become well versed in apparel design, illustration, flash animation, website design, as well as creating her own fine art.  “Sirenum Scopuli” is a unique collection of classic pinup influenced cut-and-paste delicacies wrapped in contemporary antiquity.

Using yellowed sheet music, old fashioned playing cards, pinups, and a playful mixture of filigree and doodles, she creates a newfangled amalgamation of imagery.  Exploring many concepts such as temptation, beauty, and deceit, it is by no coincidence that the show’s title is drawn straight from Winslow Homer’s “The Odyssey.”

Surrounded by vintage salon seats adorned with hooded hair dryers, Salon Pop and Barber Shop in Long Beach provides the setting for the evening’s events.  A stripped awning out front, throwback green/blue paint on the inside and a soundtrack of 60’s and 70’s rarities is sure to attract an inquisitive mind.