Multidisciplinary artist Hueman is once again proving her versatility in ‘Homebody,’ an immersive art installation at Ciel Creative Space in Berkeley, CA on view through February 20, 2022. Spanning over 20,000 square feet, Hueman has transformed the space with large scale pieces, allowing viewers to engage with her breathtaking art like never before.
This event is homegrown and self-funded in community partnership with Ciel Creative Space, Endeavors Oakland, Wilmer Sound and Mirus Gallery. As society works to return to normal, in some instances creating a new normal, the collective experience in isolation becomes something to reflect upon. The past year and a half has affected the way people look at themselves and each other, existing together, apart. Hueman encourages visitors to look inward as ‘Homebody’ explores identity in the context of an unprecedented moment in time.
This exhibition sits at the intersection of art and technology, highlighting original murals, portraits, and sculptures through state-of-the-art projection mapping and augmented reality. With Hueman’s signature blend of “etherealism” projected across massive white walls, audiences can submerge themselves in colorful mash-ups of the abstract and figurative. This 360-degree experience is enhanced by original, immersive-audio and magnificent lighting to bring your consciousness into a new dimension.
This installation is made by and for the community. Hosted in Hueman’s own home, the East Bay, this is a step towards healing the community through the arts. With a host of special programming including community pop-ups with live musical performances, art classes, dedicated youth field trips, and a partnership with Hack the Hood to support local access to art and technology, this experience is not just for self-proclaimed art fans, but truly the greater good. All vendors helping with this project are local or a small business, showing the positive impact this installation has on the community, and furthering the message of reflection and improvement. Uniquely and impressively, this event is self-funded and completely homegrown, born out of Hueman’s unwavering commitment to seeing her vision to completion.
About the Artist
Allison Torneros, known in the art world as “Hueman,” is a multidisciplinary artist based in Oakland, CA. Her distinctly gauzy art style is what she likes to call “etherealism”, a blend of ethereal realism. Whether she is creating delicate visions on canvas, or crushing massive walls with a spray can, she often draws on the human condition to create colorful mash-ups of the abstract and figurative.
Hueman’s unique freestyle process involves creating tightly refined compositions from a spontaneous beginning of paint splashes, drips, and sprays, and her layered works can be seen on public streets and in galleries worldwide.
She balances her time between gallery exhibitions and public mural work while also collaborating with some of the world’s top brands that include Adobe, Lyft, Nike, Forever 21, Google, L’Oreal, Sony Music, and many more. Her work has found homes in the collections of Ava Duvernay, Usher, P!nk, and Swizz Beats.
About Ciel Creative Space
Since 2019, Ciel Creative Space (2611 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710) has been a unique artistic sanctuary where creative minds explore, collaborate and produce within our 40,000 square feet of connected studios and workspace. From photo and film production, to live streamed conferences, corporate off-sites, private events, music performances, art installations, community activations and more, we pride ourselves in being your creative home in Northern California.
With the mission to make space to be human, they believe in community and collaboration. From their office members to their studio clients, they prioritize building strong, long-lasting, intentional relationships. It’s not just about business. It’s about connecting on a human level.
ENDEAVORS is a grassroots initiative that creates better opportunities for our community through supporting and uplifting the many voices that represent Oakland’s rich BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) creative culture and small businesses. From the Black Lives Matter community mural on 15th St, to hosting black and brown small business incubators, to the latest activation of “The Lot” at Tribune Tower,
ENDEAVORS is radically reimagining new and responsible options for community engagement by forming safe spaces that bring immediate mental and financial support to locals of all walks of life.We need only to look within each other for the resources needed to blaze a new path which provides peace, equity, equality and opportunity for all.
About Mirus Gallery
Mirus Gallery is a dynamic exhibition space established by curator and art dealer, Paul Hemming. The gallery features a program of contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organized group shows. Mirus Gallery highlights work that emphasizes skill and process and aims to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level. Mirus has locations in San Francisco and Denver, as well as sister-property Temple Nightclub in both cities.
About Epson Projectors
Epson’s 3LCD laser projection solutions allow creative minds to push the boundaries of digital and physical. Enabling artists to focus on storytelling and creation, Epson’s breadth of products offer state-of- the-art technology, durability and true to life color output that seamlessly merge art with technology – transforming venues from being seen, to experiences that are remembered.