October 3 - October 24, 2023 | Reception: October 5, 2023, 6-8 PM
Agora Gallery is pleased to announce Lucid Dreamscapes, a group exhibition of contemporary paintings, photographs, and sculptures by a selection of local and international artists. The pieces explore subconscious imaginings that blur the line between dream and reality, investigating new possibilities of forms, texture, and color.
Pushing the envelope of traditional mediums, the artists in this exhibition conjure surreal atmospheres that blend the extraordinary with the familiar. Recognizable objects such as vessels, roses, and animals inhabit improbable landscapes where gravity is optional and colors reach a dramatic peak–with pitch-dark blues, rich purples, opulent reds, and vibrant yellows and greens. Ordinary items acquire a symbolic meaning, such as a solitary skull floating in mid-air, which denotes annihilation after humans’ careless exploitation of nature.
Others envision worlds of fluid shapes and vivid color blends, where boundaries are imperceptible. Abstract photocomposites play with opacity, abstraction, and image layering to explore concepts of visibility and transparency, while other images capture fleeting evolutions of inks and oil from a macroscopic perspective.
Skillfully capturing the elusive nature of dreams, the works invite the viewers to experience the ethereal landscapes that exist beyond the waking world.