Contemporary Arts Center to Exhibit Notable Street Artist Swoon

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2017 Fall Arts Preview

Born Caledonia Curry in 1977, the artist known as Swoon is getting her first major survey exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center. Like Shepard Fairey and Banksy, Swoon has gained notoriety for her striking and surprising street art.

Thalassa, 2012, Braddock PA

Courtesy of Artist

Edline, 2015, Indonesia

Couresy of the Artist


But her work also includes site-specific installations, like the sets she created specifically for the Cincinnati Ballet earlier this year, which will be featured in this exhibit. If you still consider street art “graffiti,” this show will cast doubt on that narrow definition.

Submerged Motherlands by Swoon Studio, Brooklyn Museum 2014

Photograph by Tod Seelie

Sept 22, 2017–Feb 25, 2018, contemporaryartscenter.org

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