“Hyper/Reality and Sur/Reality” Exhibition

Amos Eno Gallery

poster for “Hyper/Reality and Sur/Reality” Exhibition
[Image: Grant Johnson "Lightscape 65" dye sublimation proof on aluminum 30x40 in.]

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Hyper/Reality and Sur/Reality present two back-to-back exhibitions over a six week time period at Amos Eno Gallery. Curated by Gallery Director Audra Lambert, the show presents works by artists who have not yet had a solo exhibition with the gallery during their tenure.

Hyper/Reality 10/7 - 10/24
Ligia Bouton, Grant Johnson, and Aaron Wilder

Sur/Reality 10/28 - 11/14
Kahori Kamiya, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, David Olivant, Aaron Wilder and Joyce Yamada

Our first of these (2) new member exhibitions, Hyper/Reality opens on Friday, October 8th from 6-9 PM. The exhibition is on view 10/7-11/14, and features new works by artists Ligia Bouton, Grant Johnson and Aaron Wilder.

Baudrillard’s 20th century art criticism introduced the concept of the hyperreal, which marks the rising importance of the Simulacrum over reality. Hyper/Reality confronts the many ways in which the hyperreal has overtaken reality in the present day, delving into digital and wireless technologies that have pervaded our view of what is, and is not, ‘real.’ Works on view in Hyper/Reality present altered visions of the ‘real,’ as defined by the overlap of digital, natural and social phenomenon that permeate our everyday lives.

Sculpture by Ligia Bouton embraces industrial materials while examining legends of the American “Old West,” providing humorous evidence for how these myths are actually appropriated narratives. Works by Grant Johnson layer imagery of our surroundings while framing questions about how we experience and analyze these environments, probing what information may be omitted from our conclusions. New media, photography and installation work by Aaron Wilder asks us to reconsider narratives as political sites, asking how realities shift when they become co-opted, censored or re-interpreted in ways that may escape our notice.

In these two exhibits at the gallery, Hyper/Reality and Sur/Reality, member artists debut works in dialogue with themes of the hyperreal and the surreal. These Fall 2021 dual exhibitions each last for three weeks, giving new artists a chance to debut never-before-exhibited artworks. The conceptual correlations tying these exhibits together for visitors find multitudinous expressions in these artists’ works, digesting multiple, layered realities through mediums including photography, painting, new media, mixed media, collage, sculpture, installation and performance art.



from October 08, 2021 to November 14, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-10-08 from 18:00 to 21:00

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