Summer Romasco’s Happy in the End explores common pop culture signifiers - their impersonal monotony, their fluid meaning, and their ability to generate aesthetic pleasure. Her subject matter centers on the most clichéd motifs such as skulls, flowers, and mushrooms. Romasco creates patterns and disruptions by repeating, altering, and juxtaposing these symbols examining the flux of signification with a perspective that is both hopeful and ironic. As an exploration in meaning making, the work rejects delineations between high and low art and high and low culture. Likewise, Romasco’s technique includes both fine art painting and industrial screen printing which results in images that are both atmospheric and graphic.
September 4th - November 4th, 2015
Awaken Cafe, 1429 Broadway (@ 15th Street), Oakland, CA 94612
September 4th 6pm-8pm, which coincides with Oakland's First Friday/Art Oakland Art Murmur. Note: Awaken cafe is a mixed use venue and live music starts at 9pm.