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Past Exhibition

Dreaming Machines


September 17, 2022


January 22, 2023


Federic S. and Ogden Martin Concourse Gallery

The Exhibition

In dreams, we imaginatively break the rules of time and space. Events pile upon one another, sequences are scrambled, impossible encounters occur between things and beings. Dream narratives overwhelm linear time with a flood of images only nominally under our control. This sense of dreaming as the free and reality-bending arrangement of images pertains also to the world-forming possibilities of art works. This exhibition explores examples from the collection of artists drawing upon the metaphor of dreaming in their work, as an autonomous generator of possible events and imaginary collisions.

Drawn from the CCAG collection, this exhibition of dreamlike imagery features work from artists Carol Fraser, Joshim Kakegamic, Patrick Landsley, Stephen B. MacInnis, Dodi Morris, Norval Morrisseau, Herbert Siebner, Norman Takeuchi, and Esther Warkov.

Photo Information: Noon Hour Target Practice at the Funny Farm by Esther Warkov