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Opening on July 13th, 2019 at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, California is artist Lori Nelson’s solo exhibition, “Secret Self.”

Lori explains the new body of work: “For the past five years, I have been exploring the awkwardness of young human existence through my ‘Cryptotweens’ paintings where the strangeness of being has mostly been portrayed in cryptid-inflected tweens and teens sporting scales or fur. Lately though, in an iteration of this series called ‘Secret Self,’ I portray most of the Cryptotweens as actual ‘normal’ humans whose strangeness is exhibited in extraordinary talents like levitation or hidden characteristics like a spiky, charcoal heart. I’m finding that the interior monster or superpower is just as striking as the visible version, if not more so for its unpredictability and unknown shadow. ‘Secret Self’ is an invitation to bring the hidden aspects of humanity forward, advancing the notion that we are all actually awkward, magical tween monsters on the inside.”

The exhibition will be on view until August 3rd, 2019.

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