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

homeroom: reinterpreted art from childhood

‘homeroom’ 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

  • Delightful reinterpretation. Thanks for presenting d’-)

    Jetwax says:
  • Simple yet lovely idea! I wish I could make it to the show.

    elektric says:
  • love love love~

    relena says:
  • What a wonderful idea. I love the concept of going back and exploring a more innocent time. Makes me want to rewrite my old childhood storybooks…I wonder how they would turn out now.
    -Madeleine

    Madeleine says:

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