Chantal Wnuk Opening Reception
For her exhibition, "I Dreamt of a Perfect Ocean, I Dreamt of Stepping in a Hole," Chantal Wnuk presents a body of new painting and sculpture. Wnuk’s work explores the delicate balance between strength and vulnerability, aloneness and company. Her figures unwillingly absorb the elements surrounding them from San Diego sun to melancholy. Real and oil painted sand forms bodies, becoming an annoying coating and sign of touch. A lounge chair acts as a protective wall between the figure and a busy beach. Her work hopes to both respect and poke fun at the awkward (yet intimate) relationship with our bodies and our environment. Runs through June 1.