homeroom: reinterpreted art from childhood
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nov 11, 2011
homeroom: reinterpreted art from childhood

subtext gallery, san diego, CA, USA
11 november – 11 december, 2011

‘homeroom’ at subtext gallery in san diego, california, USA
all images courtesy subtext gallery
(above) ‘4,015’ by soey milk with original drawing (left)
18” x 24”, oil on wood
image © soey milk

on view from november 11th until december 11th, 2011, ‘homeroom’ is a collection from twenty
different artists who have reinterpreted an art work from their childhood in their current day style.
hosted by subtext gallery in san diego, california, and guest curated by christina conway, the exhibition
includes a wide variety of mediums with contributions from los angeles-based audrey kawasaki,
canadian illustrator nimit malavia, and chinese artist joey leung ka-yin.

often depicting a dreamscape of mystical creatures and fairytale-based protagonists, the original drawings
revisit a more innocent age of creation when imagination met naivety, and crayons were the only necessary
tools. the highly personal collection of old and new pieces provides an insightful look into the development
of the artists, as well as an endearing attempt at rediscovering the nostalgia of youth.

‘all aboard!’ by allison sommers
7” x 5”, gouache on illustration board
image ©
allison sommers

original drawing by allison sommers

‘wanderer’ by audrey kawasaki
12” x 12”, oil & graphite on wood
image © audrey kawasaki

original drawing by audrey kawasaki

‘origami girl’ by sean mahan
24” x 24”, acrylic on wood
image © sean mahan

photograph of mahan and his original drawing

(left) ‘the rose princess’ by harmony gong
18” x 24”, graphite & coloured pencil
image © harmony gong

‘you lift me up’ by katherine brannock
24” x 12”, ballpoint pen, walnut ink, shellac ink & chalk pastel on paper
image © katherine brannock

original drawing by katherine brannock

‘is the water turned off?’ by joey leung ka-yin
48” x 30”, ballpen, drawing pen, gouache & coloured pencil on paper
image © joey leung ka-yin

original drawing by joey leung ka-yin

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