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“Stranding Shadows” by Camila Magrane

Sep 9 — Oct 28, 2023

For our fall exhibition season, Themes+Projects gallery presents Stranding Shadows by  Camila Magrane. This exhibition is Camila’s second solo show at the gallery. In this new series, Camila explores Carl Jung’s concepts on the archetype of the shadow. Photographs in the exhibition range in size from 30 x 30 inches to 112 x 44 inches. In addition to the physical pieces seen on the gallery walls, Camila continues her use of AR (augmented reality) to expand the narrative or to encourage interaction with visitors. The AR component is accessible through her app, Virtual Mutations.

Click here to preview the exhibition and AR simulations.

About the Artist
Camila Magrane is a Venezuelan-American visual artist most noted for her augmented reality (AR) images where she integrates 3D animated subjects and scenery into physical photographs. With a background in video game development and a strong passion for analog photography, her interest lies in developing a dialogue between the virtual and the physical. Magrane’s images are inspired by surrealist compositions – rooted in the unconscious, dream-like, sensuous, and unsettling. At the same time, the works reference the graphic hyperrealism of contemporary video game design which continues to be an integral part of her artistic practice. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science and previously worked as a cinematic artist in the game industry. She now teaches independent game design and development classes online.

Camila Magrane has exhibited work internationally in numerous exhibitions, fairs, and festivals. Selected clients include Adobe, California Academy of Sciences, Exploratorium, Gray Area, and the Las Vegas Downtown Grand. Selected press inquiries include Forbes, LenScratch, Refinery29, Wired Magazine, and the Las Vegas Weekly. Camila’s first exhibition at Themes+Projects took place in the summer of 2021.

Currently, Camila lives and works in Twentynine Palms, CA.


Stranding Shadows by Camila Magrane

On view September 9 to October 28, 2023

Artist Reception, Saturday, September 9, from 4pm to 7pm

Themes+Projects general days of operation: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday.


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