S.H.E.D. project space is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of San Francisco based artist Eric Svedas with his mixed media installation entitled Doo Doo Breath.
Doo Doo Breath explores themes of abjection, personal/metaphysical realities, and the caricatured discontentment of the daily culture seeker, through sculpture installation, video, and performance.
Often utilizing manufacturing techniques of Hollywood prop FX studios and theatre stagecraft, Svedas uses trade secret physical artifice to comment on the complex state of contemporary spiritual consumerism and the seemingly misguided culture of self help seekers and the gurus they follow (i.e. Eckhart Tolle, Oprah Winfrey, Thich Nhat Hanh, etc.). Though his work often speaks through the language of humorous critique, it remains, at its core, inexorably personal and asks sincere questions about spiritual transcendence and the nature of human potentiality.
Where are we going? Do we have agency to affect the path of humanity and the fate of the world around us? Where does our responsibility lie? Is art another societal delusion? Does it make life better, worse, or the same? Does anyone care?
Since attending in the Yale Norfolk program in 2006 and earning his BFA from CSU Long Beach in 2007, Eric Svedas has maintained an active multidisciplinary studio practice as well as an ongoing involvement in performance art circles in Los Angeles and San Francisco and has exhibited work nationally.
“Doo Doo Breath” marks the inaugural exhibition of S.H.E.D. projects, a temporary outdoor exhibition space in West Oakland that emphasizes interdisciplinary object oriented art work and cross genre creativity. Exhibition opens Sept. 17th, 7 PM. Hot Dogs and Beverages Served. Performance at 8 PM.