Reality used to be a friend of mine✨

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Reality used to be a friend of mine✨

Selenas Mountain is proud to present "Reality used to be a friend of mine✨," an online group exhibition that brings together a body of real artworks in digital space. The works in the exhibition contend with the theme of collective angst and uncertainty that has been brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists embody a splintered identity as the introvert/extrovert. Toiling away in isolation while in the studio by day, then transforming into social creatures by night.

With the impact of COVID-19, artists are feeling the strain of a global pandemic, economic crisis, and systematic racial injustice. They are also experiencing an intangible feeling of disconnection from both the art world and the real world. There is a desire to disconnect, disassociate, and re-evaluate for the sake of one’s sanity and growth. At the same time artists are forced to navigate new connections online, adapt to unusual conditions/constraints, and re-envision a different world.

The artwork in this online exhibition is a time capsule of sorts. A struggle between slowing down and moving forward, despite the uncertainty of what lies ahead. An attempt to capture the precarity and unease of our current moment. A curation of therapeutic reflections taking the digital form of a selective grouping of works of art.

Selenas Mountain will be donating the portion of our sales from works in the show to the NAACP. Artists will have the opportunity to donate their share of sales to a charity of their choosing.

Reality used to be a friend of mine✨

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