Veronica and I have been busy getting a show together on the topic of folklore and mythologies. It is a very expansive topic which could include any number of things: Religion, science, urban myth, Godzilla, Thor, etc.. Here is a quote that I have been carrying around for some time from Joseph Campbell:
Dream is the personalized myth, myth the depersonalized dream; both myth and dream are symbolic in the same general way of the dynamics of the psyche. But in the dream the forms are quirked by the peculiar troubles of the dreamer, whereas in myth the problems and solutions shown are directly valid for all mankind.
Veronica and I are personally interested in mythology, in that it can act of as a veil between dream and reality; and perhaps act as a common thread in the idea of shared consciousness.We are interested in the historical mythic-images (iconic religious paintings and Greek myth) only as a means to critique modern life. We are also interested in monsters and other-isms that influence and are spawned in modern culture.
We have personally invited Tammi Lynn Brazee to show with us, because we really admire her work, and as well, she is a really great human being. Working with her would be a pleasure. She recently had a successful show at NEXT gallery. Her work has a lot to do with culture and instilled perceptions of the landscape and how we naturally or unnaturally experience them. We really encourage you to take a look at her work. She was nice enough to talk about her work with with us (You Tube below):
We are equally excited to be showing with William Bishop, who does these amazingly detailed dream-scapes with ink onto big sheets of paper. His work is unfortunately translated very poorly through digital. You miss the confrontation of yourself within these detailed dream-scapes–it is like falling into a large sized map, and from within it you try to abstract a location, a name, or an address to the enclaves that Mr. Bishop has dreamed up. I’ve seen onlookers stare at his work up close for lengths of time, walk a way, and then return.
Truth or Dare: folklore & mythologies will be showing:
The event is actually a double event: Truth or Dare + kidrobot. Kidrobot is a retailer of designer toys founded in 2002 in NY. They have moved their operations to Boulder, CO. Kidrobot who is largely known for their DIY vinyl blanks, reached out to us, because they are trying to build a new community. They asked us if they could have one of their special releases during our Truth or Dare show. This is very exciting because I hear they bring crowds. A lot of Kidrobot’s aesthetics will fit in very nicely to the show. We hope to meet a lot of cool new artists.