Self-ish: Portrait Invitational VII @ Modern Eden Gallery

Undoubtedly, social media has changed our daily lives. We live in a world that, at times, seems adapted to the impact of the selfie craze. Modern Eden Gallery’s new exhibition invites participating artists to look beyond the “self-portrait” and create distinctive interpretations and poignant narratives to entice your imagination.

Join Modern Eden Gallery on June 8th for the opening of Self-ish: Portrait Invitational VII and help celebrate their 9th Anniversary!


Self-ish: Portrait Invitational VII

Opening Reception:

June 8, 2019 | 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:

June 8–July 5, 2019


Modern Eden Gallery

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

For press inquiries or sales, please contact Gallery Director Kim Larson kim@moderneden.com

General Information: Please email info@moderneden.com | www.moderneden.com


Modern Eden Gallery proudly presents Self-ish, our annual portrait invitational. Every year we challenge a select group of artists with a particular theme, which plays on the history and pageantry of the painted portrait. This year’s theme invites artists to consider the self-portrait through a modern lens.

In a selfie dominated culture, we are excited to see our invited artists take the longstanding tradition of the painted self-portrait into a more contemporary representation of self. The exhibition challenges participating artists to re-imagine the self-portrait outside of the academic approach, creating imaginative, symbolic, idealized, or non-representational versions of self.

Featuring self-portraits by Adam Caldwell, Akira Beard, Alec Huxley, Amy Minchew, Bradley Platz, Brian R Donnelly, Carly Janine Mazur, Carrie Ann Baade, Catherine Moore, Chris Sheridan, Daniel J Valadez, Delphyne V., Edith Lebeau, Emilio Villalba, Erica Calardo, Erich J Moffitt, Henry Schreiber, Jacqueline Gallagher, Jasmine Worth, Julie Filipenko, Kristen Margiotta, Lacey Bryant, Lara Dann, Laura Buss, Leilani Bustamante, Maj Askew, Mandy Tsung, Matthew Robertson, Primary Hughes, Rebecca Mason Adams, Robert Bowen, Sandra Yagi, Terry Ribera, and more!

Modern Eden Gallery is located at 801 Greenwich St. in San Francisco’s historic North Beach neighborhood. Founded in June 2010 by local artists Bradley Platz and Kim Larson, the gallery features monthly exhibitions of established and emerging artists. The gallery’s contemporary aesthetic ranges from realism to surrealism with a strong focus on illustrative painting and representational sculpture.


Primary Hughes

Mandy Tsung

Ania Tomicka

Lara Dann

Lacey Bryant

Jaxon Northon

Delphyne V.

Carly Janine Mazur

Carrie Ann Baade

Chris Sheridan

Jasmine Worth

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