Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Curated Exhibition ‘Ephemeral’ @ Modern Eden Gallery

“We owe at least this much to future generations, from whom we have borrowed
a fragile planet called Earth.” Maurice Strong

‘Ephemeral’, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s second curated exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, brings together over 60 of the world’s best two and three dimensional artists, whom have explored the theme ‘Ephemeral’ through a lens that resonates with each individual, their experiences, thoughts and feelings on the world and society today.

Almost everything in the universe and our lives is ephemeral or fleeting depending on the time frame, and the lens that we look through.

If we truly look, and see the diversity and fragility of life, take to heart the transient and fleeting nature of existence – it is our hope that the hearts of all people will be moved to appreciate how precious life and love is, and how very important it is to walk lightly and in harmony with the earth, its creatures and each other.

‘Ephemeral’ for the first time will also showcase the work of the Inaugural Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize winners. As a leader and advocate for the arts, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine champions emerging and mid-career artists. In the 5 years since our launch, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine has proudly become a voice, a tribe, and a platform for creatives whose work doesn’t always fit neatly into the traditional fine art “box”. In keeping with our mission, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize seeks to inspire creatives from around the world to pursue a life and career in the arts, and to help careers grow through our exposure of their work.

The Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Co-Founders Danijela Krha Purssey and Richard Purssey are flying in from Australia to attend the opening reception on 15 September, as are many of the artists and Art Prize winners. We would love to see you there for one fleeting evening as we embrace the ephemeral nature of our lives and experiences together, with love, an open mind and compassion!


Opening Reception:

Saturday, September 15th, 6 – 9 pm

Exhibition Dates:

September 15th – October 6th, 2018

Modern Eden Gallery

801 Greenwich St
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States

For pricing and to enquire about any of the works, please email
Gallery Director Kim Larson at kim@moderneden.com

For more details, videos, WIPs etc follow the Facebook Event page

Ephemeral at Modern Eden Gallery


Exhibiting Artists

Aaron Nagel, Adipocere, Alexandra Manukyan, Alessandra Maria, Ania Tomicka, Bao Pham, Bella Harris, Ben Howe, Caia Koopman, Caitlin McCormack, Camilla d’Errico, Chris Guest, Crystal Morey, Conrad Roset, Daniel Bilmes, Erika Sanada, Gosia, Handiedan, Hannah Yata, Helice Wen, Herakut, Hikari Shimoda, Horka Dolls, Jacub Gagnon, Jana Brike, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Jean Pierre Arboleda, Jeremy Mann, Jessica Dalva, Jessica So Ren Tang, Joanne Nam, Jodee Knowles, Julie Filipenko, Kazuhiro Hori, Kelogsloops, Kelsey Beckett, Kevin Peterson, Kim Leutwyler, Kylie Dexter, Laura Colors, Leilani Bustamante, Lori Nelson, Marie Larkin, Martine Johanna, Mary Jane Ansell, Nadezda, Naoto Hattori, Mahlimae, Nicomi Nix Turner, Olga Esther, ONEQ, Pamela Wilson, Rodrigo Luff, Ronit Baranga, Sam Yong, Sarah Joncas, Sarah Louise Davey, Scott Radke, Sheri DeBow, Stella Im Hultberg, Tara McPherson, Tom Bagshaw, Tracy Lewis, Tran Nguyen, Troy Brooks, Yoko d’Holbachie, Young Chun, Zoe Keller.


We are now delighted to reveal below just a small selection of the 67 works, which will be on view at Modern Eden Gallery from 15 September – Enjoy!


Laura Colors
“A Transient Fairytale”, 2018
Acrylic on crescent board, “17 x 34”

Ronit Baranga
“Unaware #2″, 2018
Clay and acrylic paint, 8.5 x 9.5 x 8”

“Dissonance”, 2018
Oil on panel, 23” x 25”

Troy Brooks
“The Funeral Singer”, 2018
Polychromos Coloured Pencil on 300g Fabriano Black Paper, 29.7 x 42cm

Kevin Peterson
Black”, 2018
Oil on panel, 16 x 24″

Caia Koopman
“Holocene Extinction”, 2018
Acrylic on wood panel, 21.5 x 14.5″

Crystal Morey
“Ephemeral: Snowball Bloom”, 2018
Hand sculpted porcelain 12.75″ x 12.5″ x 5″

Kazuhiro Hori
[Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize, 2nd Prize Winner]
“Relief”, 2018
Acrylic on canvas, 60.6×72.7cm

Jeremy Mann
“A Passing Thought”, 2018
Oil on Paper, 10 x 16 inches

Jacub Gagnon
“Sweet Nothings”, 2018
Acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 12″

Naoto Hattori
“Recollection 065″, 2018
Acrylic on board, 4 x 5”

“AIKO”, 2018
Acrylic on wood, 24 × 24 cm

Daniel Bilmes
[Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize, 1st Prize Winner]
“Anonymous XIII”, 2018
Oil on Panel, 18 x 14″

Sarah Joncas
‘Adrift’, 2018
Oil and acrylic on panel, 11 x 14″

Sarah Louise Davey
“Waning the Light”, 2018
Stoneware, underglaze, casting slip and acrylic paint, 13″L x 8″W x 23″H

Hikari Shimoda
“I Will Not Disappear Faintly”, 2018
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 16.1″ x 12.5″

Stella Im Hultberg
“Yeon (蓮)”, 2018
Graphite and Acrylic on Paper mounted on Wood, 16″ x 20″

Tran Nguyen
“Forbidden Forest”, 2018
Acrylic & colored pencil on watercolor paper, 9 x 12″

Chris Guest
“Rocket”, 2018
Watercolour on Paper, 23 x 15″

Mary Jane Ansell
“Regard Returned”, 2018
Oil on Aluminium Panel, 12 x 8″

Olga Esther
[Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize, 3rd Prize Winner]
“Goddess of the Ephemeral”, 2018
Aged gold leaf and oil on panel,  50 x 53 cm

Yoko d’Holbachie
“Ephemera Danica’s Love”, 2018
Acrylic on coated wood  panel, 14 X 18″

Tom Bagshaw
“Infatuation”, 2018
One off hand embellished digital painting on cotton rag stock, mounted on board, varnished and framed, 11 x 16″

Hannah Yata
“Echo”, 2018
Oil on canvas, 20 x 20″

Erika Sanada
“Fragile”, 2018
Ceramic, cold finish, 13.5 x 5.5 x 9.5”

About Author

Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur, and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She is deeply passionate and committed to her vision to help shift the paradigm in the global contemporary arts industry regarding what is defined and accepted as contemporary art.


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