"Take Me There (Show Me the Way)" Exhibition

Haunch of Venison

poster for "Take Me There (Show Me the Way)" Exhibition

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The exhibition's point of departure is the hermetic 'Hypnerotomachia Poliphili' (1499), a beautifully illustrated narrative of a dream within a dream in which the protagonist encounters imaginary works of sculpture and architecture. The exhibition includes work by 17 artists from North America and Europe, with more than ten new works produced for the exhibition, and considers the course of artistic inspiration from the unconscious association of ideas and images to the transformation of these shapeless presentiments to corporeal realities. Artists and writers throughout history have represented the flowering of psychical, spiritual, and artistic transformation as a journey from a state of self-awareness to a higher consciousness- a process of revelation which unfolds in the 'Hypnerotomachia Poliphili' and which is interpreted through works in the exhibition. "Take Me There (Show Me the Way)" is patterned after such dreams about journeys driven by physical longing, the promise of transformation, and the quixotic pursuit of the unattainable.

[Image: Nathan Mabry "Process Art (Animismsimina)" (2008) Bronze and wood 96 x 49 x 32 in. Courtesy of the artist & Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles]



from November 25, 2008 to January 09, 2009

Opening Reception on 2008-11-25 from 18:00 to 21:00

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