"Cicada and Tymbal" - Solo Exhibition
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.