Pictures of You

Opening reception: July 8 5-7PM; On view July 8–29, Thurs–Sat 12–5PM
Offsite: The Lab

At The Lab, San Francisco.

Released in 1990, The Cure’s “Pictures of You” brims with nostalgia, heartache, destruction, and desire. While this exhibition of work by Headlands’ 2022-23 Graduate Fellows pays homage to the goth-pop anthem, the song also serves as a potent metaphor: expressing the uncanny experience of loss and the human impulse to meticulously create an idea of a person, place, or thing to endeavor to fill a gaping emotional void. No matter how well crafted, these melancholy “pictures” become powerful, yet superficial, surrogates composed through ghostly traces (recollections, fragments of desires, regrets, and dreams). The artists featured in this exhibition make works that invoke a sense of  impermanence, speculation, spirituality, transformation, alchemy, myth, and history by assembling fragments to create metaphorical reliquaries.

Artist Walk Throughs

Join Artists for an informal tour of the exhibition, Pictures of You, as they discuss their artwork, practice, and time at Headlands as Graduate Fellows.

Saturday, July 22
The Lab
2-3 PM

With Artists Lexygius Sanchez Calip, Markus Kager, and Shao-Feng Hsu.


Saturday, July 29
The Lab
2-3 PM

With Artists Ahn Lee, Nicole Shaffer, and Whitney Vangrin.