Collection: NIAD Main Gallery Exhibition // "Radiant Souls" Organized by Fernanda Martinez

a contemporary art gallery installation

About the exhibition

Our memories are constituted by faces, feelings, colors, shapes, and sounds. The way we create our own reality has deep roots in what we perceive from the outside universe and what stays with us after our senses process all this information. All the interpretations that we make serve us as a way of being in the world.

Radiant Souls is an invitation to reflect on all the evoking and mysterious symbols that get suspended in our memories, making the familiar objects an incitement to explore beyond our desires and look deeper into our reality.

We are all contributors in the process of creation; our thoughts, feelings and unconscious beliefs have an energy that is present in the work. These unseen forces provide the opportunity to see more of the familiar and question our reality so we can embrace new ways of understanding ourselves and the world.

Participating Artists

Saul Alegria

Sebastian Alvarez

Julio Del Rio

Ann Meade

Dorian Reid

Carlota Rodriguez

Joseph Rux

Peter Harris

Sylvia Fragoso

Shawna Kinard

Christian Vassell

Felicia Griffin

Eric Bohr

John Casey

Meghan Shimek

Amber Jean Young

About the curator

Fernanda Martinez is an Oakland-based artist and muralist that creates colorful and expressive abstract work. She integrates her memories and observations of nature as subjects, combining an experimental and intuitive approach to her art practice.

Her artwork is fluid and dynamic, evoking intimacy, expansion, growth, and life energy.

Fernanda has exhibited her work throughout local galleries; her art and murals can be found across the Bay Area and select online platforms.

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