Beaches of Purgatory | Cybelle Elena : October 2022 Exhibition

Beaches of Purgatory: Cybelle Elena
October 1 – October 30, 2022 | Opening Reception: October 1 from 5 – 9pm


COOP Gallery is pleased to present an immersive art experience from the world of  multidisciplinary artist and costume designer Cybelle Elena. Join us October 1, 2022 for the opening celebration of Beaches of Purgatory. A closing reception, multimedia symposium and fundraiser for COOP Gallery will be held on Thursday, October 27. 

The show transports participants into a mysterious gift shop aboard a cruise ship in the afterlife, with thematic merchandise and entertainment. Stacked with collaborations, including acclaimed photographer, Stacie Huckeba; Senior Lecturer at Vanderbilt, Dr. Chiara Sulprizio; Mythology and Depth Psychology PhD, Kirsten Johnsen; Actress and comedian, Elisabeth Donaldson; and many more!

Is life too stressful these days? Do you need to Get The Hell Away™? The Beaches of Purgatory Resort and Cruise Line is your number one vacation destination in the cosmos. Ported on the shores of the enchanting River of Styx, our impressive fleet of cruise ships offer out of this world entertainment to take you out of this world. And don’t forget to check out the gift shop! Call (615) 486-HELL to book your tickets today! 

Artist Statement

Beaches of Purgatory explores the commodification of everything, every single last thing.  


“Throughout her life, artist and fashion designer Cybelle Elena was encouraged to focus on a single medium, but as she navigated her career, she realized that just wasn’t enough. Today, she is a fashion designer, visual artist, entrepreneur, graphic designer, and musician based in Nashville. Her maximalist designs have been worn by musicians such as Elizabeth Cook and Grammy Nominated Missy Raines. She grew up in the grunge scene of the Pacific Northwest, built her career in Los Angeles, and has now made a home in Nashville.”  – PATTERN MAGAZINE