Sanaa Khan
Wherever You Are, You’re Always Enough
October 1st, 2021 – November 5th, 2021

Shady Spot

Featured image: Shady spot

About the exhibition

Wherever You Are, You’re Always Enough

In these prints and paintings, Sanaa Scherezade Khan renders self-possessed creatures occupying dreamlike moments of agency. The artist hopes viewers can recognize themselves and know they are strong, wise, capable, and deserving. The fantastic terrains around these characters are full of the possibilities of discovery, adventure, and acceptance of the next unknown chapter. These beings have come to terms with their own place in this world, its complexity, its enormity — and they trust themselves to stay open and present enough to navigate it.

These pieces symbolize navigating the landscape of our own internal worlds as well — trusting ourselves to ride overwhelming emotions, thoughts, and experiences like giant beautiful animals that can carry us somewhere incredible. We don’t need to dominate or be dominated by these big feelings – we can travel with them!

Each framed print was originally drawn in pencil or pen, then printed on a risograph, a machine that prints each color individually through a stencil like a silkscreen.

Sanaa’s exhibition is on view from October 1st, 2021November 5th, 2021

About the artist

Sanaa Scherezade Khan grew up in the South Bay Area. Her favorite mediums are painting, drawing and printmaking. She helps others realize their own art at Max’s Garage Press, a community print shop in Berkeley that offers affordable access to a wide range of equipment for traditional fine art printmaking, risograph printing, and zine-making. She also is 1/3rd of Tiny Splendor Press, an independent press that collaborates with artists around the world to share a love for putting ink on paper. Her priority these days is maintaining space for folks to make art in a world that often ignores art or turns it into a luxury.

See more of her work at SanaaKhan.com
Instagram: @pencil.stabber

Check out Tiny Splendor’s work at TinySplendor.com
Instagram: @tinysplendor

Get in touch with Max’s Garage Press by emailing: [email protected]

Artwork in the show

Small case
Top to bottom

Let’s do the twist
Risograph print of pen drawing
10″ x 10″ framed
2019
$280

Shady spot
Watercolor painting
13.5″ x 16.5″ framed
2019
$350

I feel so safe in the wet of my pursuits
Watercolor painting
7.25″ x 9.25″ framed
2018
$305

Big case
Left to right

Snail ride
Risograph print of pencil drawing
12″ x 18″ framed
2018
$100

Turtle ride
Risograph print of pencil drawing
12″ x 18″ framed
2018
$100

Iguana ride
Risograph print of pencil drawing
12″ x 18″ framed
2018
$100

Bird ride
Risograph print of pencil drawing
12″ x 18″ framed
2018
$100

Grub ride
Risograph print of pencil drawing
12″ x 18″ framed
2019
$100

Trapped
Risograph print of pen drawing
8.5″ x 11″ framed
2017
$88

About to pop
Risograph print of pen drawing
12″ x 18″ framed
2021
$100

BIG OL BUG
Risograph print of pencil drawing
13.25″ x 13.25″ framed
2021
$100

We need plants
Risograph print of pen drawing
12.75″ x 15.75″ framed
2020
$100

For sale inquires please contact [email protected]

The Ramp Gallery is an artist-driven exhibition space at SOMArts that is currently accepting applications for four-week long solo and group shows. An opportunity for entrepreneurial artists to ramp up their careers by exhibiting at one of San Francisco’s most dynamic hubs for art and community, the high-visibility location of The Ramp Gallery is adjacent to the main entrance of SOMArts and open to all local artists in the Bay Area. To learn more about the space please visit, The Ramp Gallery.