Opening Reception: 'Mythos'

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Helikon Gallery & Studios says
Join us for the opening reception of MYTHOS, a group exhibition on the theme of world mythology. This invitation-only exhibit is notable for the inclusion of high-level illustrative artists from across the United States, many of whom have never exhibited at Helikon Gallery.

Mythology is an essential foundation of all human culture, stretching back to our species’ dimmest memories while continuing to make impressions on contemporary art, philosophy, pop culture, and religion. It is the method by which our ancestors shared and preserved their understandings of nature, morality, time, and purpose. The interplay of deities and mortals is a central concern of mythology, at times serving as cautionary tales warning against hubris, ego, and emotion, and at other times serving as explanatory tales of social traditions, biological origins, and the supernatural.

The word ‘mythos’ encapsulates the idea of recurring structures and motifs we find in global mythology and the repetition of these symbols in our own literature. This exhibit encourages unique interpretations of classical myths, characters, creatures, and concepts. By continually rediscovering global mythology, we can identify the core of human nature and civilization, but also where our modern lives and cultures diverge from the past. These stories of old have new lessons to teach us yet.

Featured Artists Include: Luke Hillestad, Sterling Hundley, Adam S. Doyle, Johnie Thornton, Stephanie Inagaki, Shaun Berke, Michael Page, Bayo, Elliot Lang, Jennifer Hrabota Lesser, Zoe Keller, Michael Manomivibul, Marc Scheff, Camille Chew, Daliah Ammar, Jenna Andersen, Brandan Styles, Ellie Rusinova, Cayce Goldberg, Victor Escobedo, and Nicole Grosjean.


Receptions: Thursday, June 2 (6-10pm) and First Friday, June 3 (6-10pm). All receptions are free and open to the public including food and drinks.
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By: Helikon Gallery & Studios

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