On Saturday August 15, 2015 Modern Eden debuted "Fighting Spirit", our second solo exhibition of new ceramic sculptures by Erika Sanada. In this new series, Sanada’s work has evolved with more motion and gesture allowinga more dynamic style of storytelling in her most compelling pieces to date. Gallery patrons were thrilled to see her dimensional works in person and the artist delighted in her nearly sold-out opening night.
On our back Project Wall, we are featuring North Carolina painter and gallery favorite, Henry Schreiber with his newest series of marmot portraits aptly titled "Here, Hold This". These new portraits explore the complex and comical emotions of marmots as they are faced with holding unexpected things. Some longtime collectors came through to scoop up a few new additions along with a few new collectors who were able to meet Schreiber in person for the first time.
Aunia Kahn is a multi-faceted creative entrepreneur and a globally awarded, collected, and exhibited figurative artist/photographer, published author, instructor, and inspirational speaker. We asked Aunia a few questions for her artist of the day feature at the gallery.
Since childhood my family inspired me to embark on various creative journeys such as music, poetry, and theater, which are hereditary to the creative approaches I use in my artwork today. From a young age I wrote and performed songs and poetry, as well as acted in a local theater with my whole family. When I came to the US to study art, I joined the school called Safehouse Atelier, which focused on traditional academic drawing and painting, as well as digital concept art.
On February 12, we opened Secret Hallway the highly anticipated solo exhibition from Oakland-based artist Nadezda. Focusing on narratives carefully gathered from the hidden chambers of her imagination and transformed into dreamscapes, her multifaceted artworks are the intimate windows into the inner world of her peculiar characters and creatures.