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Graven Images

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Graven Images
Curated by: Alicia Escott

800 Post St.@ Leavenworth
San Francisco, CA 94109
August 3rd, 2008 - August 31st, 2008
Opening: August 7th, 2008 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.caferoyale-sf.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
info@caferoyale-sf.com
PHONE:  
415 441-4099
OPEN HOURS:  
Sun - Thurs 4pm-12am, Fri- Sat 4pm-2am
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
California College of the Arts
COST:  
free!

DESCRIPTION

Kamil Dawson is a prolific Bay Area painter and a CCA MFA candidate. Each series of her paintings uniquely creates its own 'realm of reality', often combining depictions of historic iconography with elements of contemporary science and technology.

In Graven Images Dawson seeks a new female icon all her own. The figures in the series are inspired by Medieval reliquary statues of saints. They are drawn embracing abstract splashes of flowing paint, seen by Dawson as embodying the raw power of creative energy. The results are stunning painted images of hybrid females crossing boundaries of gender and the cultural representations of feminine power within art history and throughout visual culture.