Lillian Shanahan in the Ramp Gallery

Lillian Shanahan in the Ramp Gallery

Tuesday, November 8–Saturday, December 3, 2016
SOMArts, 934 Brannan Street

Lillian Shanahan is inspired by the current meme craze. She adds a few simple words to an image or manipulates an image to turn it into her own version of this phenomenon. It’s lowbrow art, within a high-art meme. She sometimes uses unconventional materials like Perler beads; with the toys of her childhood she expresses the attitudes of her adulthood, revealing her juvenile tendencies. She is re-learning how to be playful and subsequently reminding us to as well.

Listen to the artist talk about their work in their own words:

Meet the Artist
Lillian Shanahan will be at SOMArts on December 1st , 6–9pm. Visit The Ramp Gallery for a chance to meet the artist, talk about their work and inspiration, have a drink and enjoy their awesome artwork! While you’re here, stop by the opening reception of our Main Gallery exhibition, Touch On: Aesthetics in the Art, Politics and Ontology of TouchA cash bar will be available all evening.

About Lillian Shanahan
Lillian Shanahan is a San Francisco native with a B.A. in painting from University of California Santa Barbara; College of Creative Studies. She currently works and lives in the Bay Area.

About The Ramp Gallery
The Ramp Gallery accepts exhibition proposals on a continual basis. Submission Guidelines can be found here. To purchase work on display or for more information email [email protected]. You can visit The Ramp gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open.

Image credit: Lillian Shanahan, Putting My Face On, 2014.

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