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“BLOW UP II” explores the imaginative ways that artists use air as a tool for creating large-scale sculpture and includes imagery that is figurative and abstract. Accessible, yet rich with meaning, these pieces use perception of space to open a dialogue about pop culture and social norms.

“BLOW UP II” features large-scale artworks by a roster of internationally renowned artists: Sharon Engelstein (Houston, Texas), FriendsWithYou (Los Angeles, California), Joshua Harker (Dexter, Michigan), Susan Lee-Chun (Miami, Florida), Matt Ritchie (San Francisco, California), Lizabeth Rossof (Denver, Colorado), and Jen Stark (Los Angeles, California).



“BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art” was organized by Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.


(pictured above) FriendsWithYou, “Never Ending Story, Spider Man’s Eye,” 2019, ripstop nylon fabric, electric fan, 150 x 108 x 168 in.

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