Opening reception: Saturday, December 16, 1-4 pm
On view: December 16, 2023–February 4, 2024
Artemizia Foundation Museum (AF) is hosting internationally renowned street artist and filmmaker Caledonia Curry, known as Swoon, for the opening of her solo exhibition Eudaimonia.
This event is free for Artemizia Members and $10 for visitors. Tickets are available at the door. Light refreshments will be included at the Gallery Opening on December 16, 2023.
Original Swoon artwork and limited-edition prints will be available for sale in Gallery 818 through February 4, 2024. On December 16, event attendees will also have the unique opportunity to engage with Curry while her art is showing in the gallery.
The opening includes a book signing featuring Swoon – The Red Skein, Curry’s recent monograph which will be available for purchase. A portion of sales from the show will benefit Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless (BCH), an organization dedicated to helping houseless people in Bisbee and surrounding areas.
Visitors attending the opening event will also enjoy full access to AF’s museum, where they can experience ‘Sonia Mandala,’ a tour de force by Curry, displayed in the museum’s permanent collection.
About the Artist:
Caledonia Curry (a.k.a Swoon) is a contemporary artist and filmmaker recognized around the world for her pioneering vision of public artwork. Through intimate portraits, immersive installations and multi-year community-based projects, Curry has spent over twenty years exploring the depths of human complexity by mobilizing her artwork to fundamentally re-envision the communities we live in toward a more just and equitable world. She is best known as one of the first women Street Artists to gain international recognition in a male-dominated field, pushing the conceptual limits of the genre and paving the way for a generation of women Street Artists.
Her recent work has been focused on the relationship of trauma and addiction. Through community partnerships that center compassion and the transformative power of art, Curry draws on her personal history growing up in an opioid addicted family as a catalyst for connection and healing. Over the past ten years, she has founded and developed collaborative multi-year projects in Braddock, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Komye, Haiti, that address crises ranging from natural disasters to the opioid epidemic.
Curry is currently developing a full-length narrative movie which will bring together drawing, immersive installation, stop motion animation and her collaborative work, with the traditions of storytelling through film.