DUALITY AND PARADOX
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'Someone's trash is another person's treasure.' That's the last thing she said to you as you embraced on the wet steps of her apartment building. The adrenaline of the moment was gone and now you were alone and tender. You could feel the ache with each beat of your heart -- you were raw and longing.
You moved cautiously through the side streets with your arms tucked in the crooks of your elbows. In a daze, you shuffled through the greasy puddles, soaking through your shoes and saturating your socks. It was uncannily similar to how you felt the day after getting a tattoo. You yearned to show the world how so much had changed today, but didn't want to expose it quite yet. What if something happened -- what if you messed something up. You thought about tomorrow. What would happen then? Would you still burn? In a quiet moment you would find yourself lost in thought. Thinking over each moment slowly. Meticulously. It was so clear, yet none of this made sense. It was terrible, and wonderful.
NEVER ODD OR EVEN features sixty international illustrators and designers who, through their prints and originals, have combined the unthinkable, flipped the impossible, and inverted concepts, imagery, and perception. Some of the artwork includes optical illusions, palindromes, and visual trickery, others include conceptual duality, love/hate relationships, opposites and attraction. Each piece is a unique and clever example of how these polar objects live together more often than not.
Participating Artists: Abbey Lossing, Agnieszka Grochalska, Alanna Stapleton, Alex Dos Diaz, Alexxander Dovelin, Alison George, Amanda Lea Burke, Amanda Nordman, Andy Bennett, Aren Vandenburgh, Ashley Mackenzie, Bryan Paul Patterson, Camille Benyamina, Camille Chew, Catherine Ho, Charlotte Gomez, Chrissy Curtin, Claire Hummel, Cornelia Li, Daniel Gray, Emily Coffee, Emma Lazauski, Frances Alvarez, Gabriella Barouch, Ivy Chang, Jasu Hu, Jessica Roux, Joe Casanova, Julia Griffin, Julie Wilmore, Karina Rehrbehn, Kelley McMorris, Kelly Leigh Miller, Kelly Wagner, Kelsey Eng, Kevin McGivern, Kring Demetrio, Leonard Peng, Liz Pulido, Luisa Uribe, Maggie Chiang, Maggie Ivy, Natalie Dombois, Priscilla Boatwright, Rafael Mayani, Rodrica Cogle, Sam Schechter, Samuel Lee, Sara K. Diesel, Sara Kipin, Shawn Pedralba, Shirley Chan, Sishir Bommakanti, Syd Weiler, Tara Phillips, Taryn Gee, Toby Thane Neighbors, Wenjia Tang