DREAMING IN THE LABYRINTH
DREAMING IN THE LABYRINTH
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The first online exhibition of Gray Labyrinth
Although there have been other selections that we have presented in special, this is the first selection conceived as such since its inception and collecting all its material archive with an exhibition concept of art gallery rather than store. One of the most rewarding tasks in Laberinto Gris is the work of filing and cataloging work. We wanted to show that work with this exhibition concept.
All works selected for the special "Dreaming in the Labyrinth" have in common that they belong to the most personal works of the authors. They are that type of work that is created without the specific objective of reaching an exhibition or a book. Those pieces that the artist makes to reaffirm an idea, the beginning of a project or find a plastic solution. These are works in which his original motivation is the intimate and private dialogue with the author himself. And before the intention of that work belongs to a plan, we have considered in Gray Labyrinth that showing a grouped part of these works would be an attractive challenge for us. It is a privilege to show them first.
As soon as we begin to show or hang the numerous work of this selection, the response has been spectacular. Half of the work has already been acquired by you when only a few hours have passed to present the project in its entirety. With this we received a very clear message that the effort was worthwhile and that we should prepare a new selection with this exhibition art gallery character. And to that work we put ourselves now. Thanks to all our customers and collectors for their generous and quick response.
Fantastic art, also known as imaginative realism, distinguishes itself from other art forms by portraying ancient myths and legends, modern day fantasies in the form of misterious interventions, the imagination, the dream state, the grotesque, visions, and the “uncanny” as common everyday elements. While the widespread prevalence of imaginative realism is relatively recent in popular culture, this genre is a staple in art history, beginning with the rise of romanticism in the second half of the eighteenth century as artists began to present imaginative imagery for narrative and emotional impact, rather than allegorical or historical meaning. At the Edge is the first exhibition to place this genre in its correct art-historical context as an evolution of the great realist painters of the past.
The Allentown Art Museum