Collection: NIAD Main Gallery Exhibition // "care and respite" organized by Kari Simonsen and Simon Tran

Finding care and respite through positive redirection. Changing your mother’s bandages, affirmations of finding self, the necessity of making home, meditations on familial patterns, climbing and conquering mountains. This and more. This and more.

Participating Artists

Demart Denaro

Felicia Griffin

jen stract

Emily Wilson

Rochelle Youk

Curated by Kari Simonsen and Simon Tran 

Opening Reception

Saturday June 8

1 to 4pm

DJ set by

DJ Indiana Chones

About the Curators

Simon Tran, aka Ghost Ghost Teeth is a Vietnamese-American artist and educator born in Long Beach, California who currently resides in Menlo Park, California. Simon received a BA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley. He created large scale murals for Facebook/Meta Open Arts Program and Chapter 510 in Oakland. His artwork has been on exhibit at Berkeley Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, and various galleries around the country. His art has been placed in the collection of the Capital One Arts Program. Simon is currently the Artists in Education Program Manager at Southern Exposure in San Francisco.    

Kari Simonsen is a Burmese-Norwegian-American artist. She uses her background in philosophy and language to create small pieces within which reside worlds of thoughtful exercises in translation, understanding, and reiteration. She writes in thread, acrylic and ink, the familiar and reccurring shapes and patterns found in the environment around her. She currently resides in California.


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