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Amel Janae: 'Like Honey'


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until February 21, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Swish Projects, 2903 El Cajon Blvd. Unit 2, San Diego, CA 92104
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

San Diego emerging artist Amel Janae will open a solo exhibition at Swish Projects in North Park this Saturday. Janae's work is hyper-focused on the human body. She's known for her paintings on mirrors — delightfully pointed in terms of self-reflection — but this show is a departure from the mirror and glass format. "Like Honey" uses suspended, sheer fabrics to try another approach of introspection through immersion.

The exhibition is viewable by appointment during Swish Projects business hours — and to be honest, a solo viewing sounds just about right for this work. And they use an appointment system online, which makes everything easier. I imagine this will be worth peeking in from the sidewalk, too, if you're not ready for indoor viewings. -- Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

About the exhibition
Swish Projects is pleased to present, “Like Honey”, a solo exhibition of recent works by San Diego artist Amel Janae. In her latest exhibition, Janae continues to examine the human form, how these forms interact with each other and how these forms can provide as a catalyst for self-reflection. Taking a brief departure from the mirror ‘canvases’ she is best known for, the works presented in Like Honey invites viewers to immerse themselves within and throughout her work via suspended translucent fabrics.⁣

About the artist
Amel Janae was born in San Diego, CA in 1996. She earned her B.F.A with an emphasis in painting and printmaking at San Diego State University in 2018. Like Honey marks her 2nd solo show following “Reflections In Real Time” at Weird Hues. She has shown in numerous group shows and spaces including Bread and Salt, You Belong Here and the San Diego Art Institute.⁣

How to view the exhibition
"Like Honey"
January 23 - February 21⁣
Gallery Hours: Wed - Sun [11 a.m. - 5 p.m.]⁣

2903 El Cajon Blvd (Unit 2)⁣
San Diego, CA 92104⁣

To ensure the health and safety of the public, we ask visitors to pre-book viewing appointments in advance via Calendly. In addition, SWISH PROJECTS will maintain limited capacity in our gallery — and we kindly ask guests to practice social distancing and wear masks upon entry. Thank you for your cooperation.⁣

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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