Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Lucid Dreaming @ Curator's Office January 17

Jason Hughes' Fortress
Curator's Office is pleased to announce Lucid Dreaming: Simon Gouverneur, Jason Hughes, Paul Laffoley. This exhibition acknowledges the continuing visionary tradition in modern and contemporary art. The exhibition includes works by internationally renowned visionary artist and brilliant architect Paul Laffoley, works from the Estate of Simon Gouverneur, and works by young artist Jason Hughes, who acknowledges the profound influence of Laffoley and Gouverneur on his work. An opening reception is planned for Saturday, January 17.

A lucid dream is a dream in which the person is aware that they are dreaming while the dream is in progress. When the dreamer is lucid, they can actively participate in and often manipulate the imaginary experiences in the dream environment. The title refers to the psychological state that each of these artists aspires to and enters during cultural production. Additionally, each artist, through his deployment of visually complex abstract logic, induces a mesmerizing stillness in the viewer through visual and, in the case of Laffoley, didactic textual means. Each artist creates his own personal mandala-like structures to create symbolic zones that structure and attempt to understand consciousness.

Saturday, January 17, 2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Curator's Office
1515 14th Street NW Suite 201
Washington, DC