The American Dream, Room 2018 

Recap

About the Show

The American Dream, Room 2018 is American hyperrealist artist Pia Sawhney's latest solo project and first installation. The temporary exhibit translates Pia's playful yet dark art on 2D surfaces into filling 3D spaces, bringing the viewer into a world that is a mirror of American life with a caustic twist. It is a modern, immersive, and experiential spin on the white-wall gallery experience.

Viewers walk into the American  dream home—complete with picket fence and freshly mowed lawn—but upon closer look, they find a disruptive subtext. Guests explore each wall/room within The American Dream, Room 2018 and uncover Pia’s dystopian view of contemporary life in the United States. With immersive artwork throughout, the viewer steps  into the truly ironic and dreamlike world of Sawhney’s creation. 

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About Pia

Pia Sawhney is a contemporary American hyperrealist artist based in New York City. Self-taught, she works with both traditional and digital media. Medium aside, her goal has been to create pieces of work indistinguishable from photography, while simultaneously trailblazing a new way to experience paintings in galleries and legitimize digital painting in the traditional art community.


Notable Collaboration

Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, and Jackson Lee

The Lee family wrote about what the American Dream means to them for the exhibit, which can be seen below. 


Exhibit Details

Opening Night 9/19 (6-9pm) - 300 visitors
DJ - Madison LST

Thursday, 9/20 (1-9pm) - 400 visitors

Friday - Sunday, 9/21 - 9/23 (9am-9pm)- 1,242 visitors

Gallery capacity of 50 people at a time


Sponsors

Simple Vodka
Peroni
Red Bull



Original Artwork

All pieces below are 2x2' original paintings on canvas. 



Concept

Time to Create: 1 day


Floor Plan

Empty Gallery

3D Renderings vs. Reality

Using Format