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“EVERYTHING IS HILARIOUS AND NOTHING IS REAL” BY SHAWN HUCKINS

by Ariadna Zierold

shawn huckins, painting, humor, social media, language, san francisco, upper playground

Take a look at the paintings by Denver, Colorado-based artist Shawn Huckins, whose solo show “Everything Is Hilarious And Nothing Is Real” opens May 5th at Modernism Inc gallery in San Francisco.

shawn huckins, painting, humor, social media, language, san francisco, upper playground

The exhibition will debut new works in an on-going series in which Huckins meticulously re-creates 19th-century American paintings, and combines them with the language of our mobile-messaging, social media-obsessed, times. The works are not digitally generated or Photoshopped, everything is hand-painted, even the text.

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