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Remedy in Rituals

On view in gallery: September 1st-September 24th, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO - Soft Times Gallery is pleased to announce Remedy in Rituals, a new upcoming duo exhibition by Haley Summerfield and Joshua Oceguera. The two artists’ works complement each other visually, as well as thematically, wherein the exploration and representation of vessels allude to ideas of remedy in the face of hardship, uncertainty, or ailment.  


Joshua Oceguera routinely employs the imagery of vessels, containers, and jars in his paintings to represent the repurposing of objects and making things work, especially through necessity beyond means. Much of Oceguera’s inspiration is drawn from observing his own grandparents, and the ways that they would engineer new solutions out of their existing possessions. From a Coca-Cola bottle with a plant in it, to the big jugs of tchotchkes that would never be thrown out because they had some value beyond their original function, Oceguera tells representational stories of resilience, ingenuity, and heart through his paintings. 


In crossover with themes of coping with life’s hardships and finding positive outcomes, Haley Summerfield’s ceramic vessels represent the therapeutic processing of life, specifically in the context of health. Drawing from familial narratives, queerness, and her intimate experiences with chronic pain caused by autoimmune disease, Summerfield uses those stories to reflect on the tension between her body being both a host for disease and a site for pleasure. 


Remedy in Rituals will be on view September 1st - September 24th, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 1st from 6PM-9PM. For more information, inquiries, or exhibition previews, please contact Soft Times Gallery at info@softtimesgallery.com

We will also be celebrating the release of Soft Times Quarterly, Volume 3 (Magic) at the opening reception!