Cast in texture and reflecting symbolism, the warm sepia tones of Leilani Bustamante’s ‘In Bloom’ communicates the emotional nuances of her intriguing subjects. Enchanting viewers with a romantic ambiance and style, this new collection dances among mystery and symmetry while leaving interpretation to your own imaginative devices. Join Modern Eden Gallery in the celebration of Leilani Bustamante’s sixth major ME solo exhibition, Saturday, January 12th!

Also on view is Representational Modern, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize Exhibition, featuring new works by the Winners, Honourable Mentions and Finalists of the 2018 Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize!!

Leilani Bustamante was born in Santa Rosa California and is a graduate of the Academy of Art University. She grew up between the suburban sprawl and rural Fort Bragg, where she draws inspiration from their simultaneous decay and growth. Her work often voices themes of mortality exploring elements of death, rebirth, beauty and spoil, the loveliness of the macabre and the mournful influence of osteological motifs. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Artist Statement: ‘In Bloom’ is an examination of an emotion or experience. Drawing from the aesthetic influences and opulence of vintage opera and theater houses, the landscape of color and geometry spread out like a kaleidoscope. Like the swelling of an overture, the narrative unfurls itself in a scene of sumptuous fabrics and patterns. It becomes a reflection of one moment in slow explosion that is ever expanding.

Opening Reception:

Saturday, January 12, 2019 | 6 pm–9 pm

Exhibition Dates:

January 12–February 1, 2019


Modern Eden Gallery

801 Greenwich Street @ Mason and Columbus | San Francisco, CA

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