In Your Dreams
June 11 – September 11, 2009
50 Philadelphia artists showcase work related to dreams. Juried by the Art In City Hall Exhibitions Committee. 2nd and 4th floors, NE corner. Art in City Hall has been offering public art shows for more than 20 years, displaying work in large display cases, the ongoing exhibition is usually theme-based with the current show focused on dream imagery juried by a panel of professional artists. The exhibition features drawing (Justin Duerr is the bomb), fantastical jewelry by Christine Alaniz, photography by Morris Klein and Julia Blaukopf, paintings by Patricia Burns and Anne Caramanico, sculptures by Brujo De La Mancha, mixed media and books. The strength of the show is the acceptance of many forms of art to visualize and share such deeply personal experiences.
Display case two clockwise: DoN Brewer, Shell Game, scanner/Photoshop collage, Brujo De La Mancha, mixed media painting and sculptures, Kathryn Johnston, Saturation, mixed media collage.
Alex Cohen. This painting seems to tell an entire dream story with a beginning, middle and end.
Angela Washko, “Imposter”, oil on canvas – the large painting highlights confusing imagery of bunnies confronting a slipper demonstrating the duality of dreams where friendly subjects take on menacing behaviors.
Tanya Dodd, The Right Track, photography and mixed media. Not all dreams are strange, some are dreams of escape and finding the route to happiness, security and freedom.
Artist Tanya Dodd recently had a solo show at The African American Museum.
DoN Brewer with Morris Klein’s digital photograph “Daydreaming“, DoN Brewer‘s digital photo “light being (Edward Hopper)” and DoN Brewer’s digital photo”hole” @ Art in City Hall, Philadelphia. Photo by Les Howard.
Philadelphia City Hall is a spectacular venue for art with every detail of the building designed to the max – sculpture, painting, wood, marble, gold – it is an honor to have art displayed in such a great historic space; a dream come true.