Thu, Jun 01|
The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star
Chimeric Memento by Kat Shevchenko (Preview Night)
Come by Creative Eye, Studio 201 in The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star for the preview night of Chimeric Memento by Kat Shevchenko.
Time & Location
Jun 01, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Upstairs Studios at Blue Star, 1420 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA
About the event
For June, Creative Eye will be featuring the artwork of Kat Shevchenko and her solo exhibition, "Chimeric Memento".
Preview Night - First Thursday, June 1st (7pm - 9pm)
Opening Reception - First Friday, June 2nd (7pm - 10pm)
Artist Mixer - Third Thursday, June 15th (7pm - 9pm)
Show will run through end of day Friday, June 23rd.
Artist Bio: Kat Shevchenko is driven by inspiration from the natural world, dreams, and life experiences within her fine art and illustration. Drawing from her well of influences ranging from surrealism to metaphysics she creates fantastical imagery poignant in layers of cryptic symbolism that explore the twilight realms of consciousness with an observant whimsical emotion. She primarily works traditionally in oils, casein, watercolor, and ink. Currently based in San Antonio, TX.
Artist Statement: Chimeric Memento is a collection of dreamlike hybridization of feminine figures with natural elements. These beings in themselves are surrealist portraits emerging from a void, which lies on the edge of consciousness. Chimeric in essence means comprised of different parts, as these beings are, an assemblage of organic living fauna, lichen, mushrooms, and fossilized forms that have merged with them in unfamiliar ways. The presence of these natural elements sometimes serves as evidence of adaptation and also as mementos: reminders of where they have been and where they are going, and how they have changed as a result of navigating the obstacles of an absurd yet profoundly mysterious existence.
“The beautiful is always bizarre” - Charles Baudelaire
This month, a portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Forests4Water Brazil: Community Climate Action.