Join the Modern Eden Gallery this weekend for the exciting presentation of Shannon Taylor’s solo exhibition, titled “Small Magic.” Overflowing with retro allure, we are transported to a bygone era as forgotten objects evoke the essence of the artist’s imaginative vision. Inviting curious viewers to embark on a journey through a miniature realm of intrigue and beauty, each piece tells a unique story.
Additionally, the gallery is thrilled to share the many creative ideations of “Boreal”, a group show featuring a diverse selection of artists each exploring the symbolism of Earth’s northern regions, the sanctuary of nature, and all her wild enchantments. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience each collection in its entirety. You can also view past and present exhibitions as well as all available inventory by visiting the gallery website.
Opening Reception: January 13, 2024 | 6-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 13 – February 1, 2024
Modern Eden Gallery
1100 Sutter Street | San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 956-3303
Wednesday–Saturday, 12–5 pm
Private artwork viewing appointments are available
Shannon Taylor: Small Magic
Press Release //
“Small Magic” is a body of work which celebrates the enchantment of the natural world. The scenic miniatures are a mixture of real and imagined landscapes. This collection of hand-cut, watercolor dioramas often pulls inspiration from the rich beauty of California. The use of antique and vintage cosmetic compacts harkens to the utilitarian qualities of American folk art, finding purpose in forgotten objects through reuse and revivification.
Each piece is made from layers of paper, hand painted with watercolors. The layers are methodically and painstakingly cut to shape, and then layered inside containers which were former hosts to powder, blush and fragrance. These pieces are made to honor beauty, nature, and magic, small portals that can be carried in a pocket.
Boreal Group Exhibition
Press Release //
Modern Eden Gallery is excited to present our upcoming group exhibition, Boreal, a term that encapsulates the untamed and forested ecosystems of Earth’s northern regions. Derived from Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind, the Boreal is a realm teeming with life that has adapted to its distinctly harsh conditions.
In this realm, the Aurora Borealis fills the sky with ethereal light, and the Boreal Owl navigates the wilderness with keen eyes. Artists are invited to create works that focus on the wild flora and fauna inhabiting these Boreal Forests and the coniferous trees that offer sanctuary for wild nature.