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@SuperchiefGalleryNFT proudly presents "Cicada and Tymbal", a solo exhibition of stop-motion animated videos and stills that are available as NFTs by contemporary artist and activist @Swoonhq opening on Saturday, July 17th and on view through Thursday, July 22nd, 2021.

This exhibition, which serves as Swoon's debut solo outing with the gallery, takes the viewer on an immersive visual voyage into the artist's personal history with works that intertwine images from memory and mythology to signify metamorphosis and healing.

In 2020, Swoon marked a new development in her practice with the debut of Cicada, a stop-motion film that emphasizes the body’s ability to serve as a vessel carrying memories and traditions. Open-ended stories unfold and weave recurring motifs such as birth, divination, trauma, and healing. Here we see a still from Cicada, depicting the protagonist Sophia as she merges with and emerges from figures reminiscent of the mother goddess and the serpent.

Bio: Caledonia Dance Curry, known professionally as Swoon, is a Brooklyn-based artist. She is widely known as the first woman to gain large-scale recognition in the typically male-dominated world of street art. Callie was born in New London, Connecticut in 1977, and grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida. She began taking drawing classes at age ten, and credits learning to paint with saving her from familial patterns of substance abuse and addiction. Callie took to the streets of New York while attending the Pratt Institute of Art in 1999, pasting her paper portraits to the sides of buildings with the goal of making art and the public space of the city more accessible.

Although Swoon worked under the cover of night, the art world soon took notice of her intricate, visceral portraits, which shone from the sides of buildings all over New York City. In 2004, she was contacted simultaneously by influential gallerist Jeffrey Deitch, and The Museum of Modern Art, and soon began exhibiting her work in galleries and museums globally. With her immersive installation, Swoon: Submerged Motherlands, Callie became the first living street artist to show work at the Brooklyn Museum. Most recently, she transformed the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center with her two-floor solo show, “The Canyon,” which documented the arc of her career from guerilla artist to international sensation.

Today, Callie lives in Brooklyn where she continues to explore and raise awareness through her creative process. Her work can be found on the sides of buildings and streets worldwide and has been given both permanent and transient homes in more classical institutions, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, LA MOCA, Mass MoCA, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Tate Modern, and the São Paulo Museum of Art.

New York, NY – Superchief Gallery NFT proudly presents "Cicada and Tymbal", a solo exhibition of stop-motion animated videos and stills that are available as NFTs by contemporary artist and activist Swoon, opening on Saturday, July 17th and on view through Thursday, July 22nd.

This exhibition, which serves as Swoon's debut solo outing with the gallery, takes the viewer on an immersive visual voyage into the artist's personal history with works that intertwine images from memory and mythology to signify metamorphosis and healing.

The eastern United States is currently witnessing billions of cicadas are appearing in the biggest emergence event since 2004. The insects are part of a group called Brood X, which has been subterranean for 17 years. They have emerged to mate, with the males emitting a loud, buzzing drone, flexing a drum-like organ called a tymbal. The submergence and subsequent emergence of the cicada represent the personal transformation of the artist Swoon.

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@SuperchiefGalleryNFT proudly presents "Cicada and Tymbal", a solo exhibition of stop-motion animated videos and stills that are available as NFTs by contemporary artist and activist @Swoonhq opening on Saturday, July 17th and on view through Thursday, July 22nd, 2021.

This exhibition, which serves as Swoon's debut solo outing with the gallery, takes the viewer on an immersive visual voyage into the artist's personal history with works that intertwine images from memory and mythology to signify metamorphosis and healing.

In 2020, Swoon marked a new development in her practice with the debut of Cicada, a stop-motion film that emphasizes the body’s ability to serve as a vessel carrying memories and traditions. Open-ended stories unfold and weave recurring motifs such as birth, divination, trauma, and healing. Here we see a still from Cicada, depicting the protagonist Sophia as she merges with and emerges from figures reminiscent of the mother goddess and the serpent.

Bio: Caledonia Dance Curry, known professionally as Swoon, is a Brooklyn-based artist. She is widely known as the first woman to gain large-scale recognition in the typically male-dominated world of street art. Callie was born in New London, Connecticut in 1977, and grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida. She began taking drawing classes at age ten, and credits learning to paint with saving her from familial patterns of substance abuse and addiction. Callie took to the streets of New York while attending the Pratt Institute of Art in 1999, pasting her paper portraits to the sides of buildings with the goal of making art and the public space of the city more accessible.

Although Swoon worked under the cover of night, the art world soon took notice of her intricate, visceral portraits, which shone from the sides of buildings all over New York City. In 2004, she was contacted simultaneously by influential gallerist Jeffrey Deitch, and The Museum of Modern Art, and soon began exhibiting her work in galleries and museums globally. With her immersive installation, Swoon: Submerged Motherlands, Callie became the first living street artist to show work at the Brooklyn Museum. Most recently, she transformed the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center with her two-floor solo show, “The Canyon,” which documented the arc of her career from guerilla artist to international sensation.

Today, Callie lives in Brooklyn where she continues to explore and raise awareness through her creative process. Her work can be found on the sides of buildings and streets worldwide and has been given both permanent and transient homes in more classical institutions, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, LA MOCA, Mass MoCA, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Tate Modern, and the São Paulo Museum of Art.

New York, NY – Superchief Gallery NFT proudly presents "Cicada and Tymbal", a solo exhibition of stop-motion animated videos and stills that are available as NFTs by contemporary artist and activist Swoon, opening on Saturday, July 17th and on view through Thursday, July 22nd.

This exhibition, which serves as Swoon's debut solo outing with the gallery, takes the viewer on an immersive visual voyage into the artist's personal history with works that intertwine images from memory and mythology to signify metamorphosis and healing.

The eastern United States is currently witnessing billions of cicadas are appearing in the biggest emergence event since 2004. The insects are part of a group called Brood X, which has been subterranean for 17 years. They have emerged to mate, with the males emitting a loud, buzzing drone, flexing a drum-like organ called a tymbal. The submergence and subsequent emergence of the cicada represent the personal transformation of the artist Swoon.

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