I Wanna Be Adored
Serena Cole Solo Show
November 6 – December 20, 2009
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Triple Base is proud to present Serena Cole’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. Cole conceived of I Wanna be Adored eight months ago and has spent the time leading up to the show creating her most large-scale work to date. The artist’s iconic figures are exquisitely rendered yet often dark and haunting, leaving the viewer to question what is missing or wrong. Lurking below the eloquent exterior of her sacred women is often a sense of desperation – revealed through dark sunken eyes, parched lips, an empty gaze or postur
“May the most powerful and beautiful person survive and live forever as an idol to all the others. Adorn her golden tomb with fresh flowers and speak of her as though you knew her well. Surround her grave with all the soft-bodied men she helped along the way. After all she has earned her title…” -JG
Serena Cole is a Bay Area-based artist and an MFA Candidate (2011) at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Selected exhibitions include Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN; Manresa Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA; 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA; Anne Bonny Gallery, Seattle, WA; Gallery Homeland, Portland, Oregon; Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles, CA and Hinterconti, Hamburg, Germany. Publications include Juxtapoz Magazine, Umbigo Magazine, The Downy Bird Art Kingdom and Shotgun Review.