Opening Reception: "In Dreams, Visions: Eight Visionary Artists From Houston"

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Opening Reception: "In Dreams, Visions: Eight Visionary Artists From Houston"
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featuring artwork by John Atlas, Henry Ray Clark, Frank Jones, Bert L. Long Jr., Jesse Lott, James Reaben, Earl V Staley, and Dee Wolff. Organized by Pete Gershon. On display May 5 through June 9, 2015.

“The creative process,” wrote Carl Jung, “so far as we are able to follow it at all, consists in the unconscious activation of an archetypal image and elaborating and shaping the image into the finished work. By giving it shape, the artist translates it into the language of the present and so makes it possible for us to find our way back to the deepest springs of life.”

This exhibition showcases the work of eight visionary artists from the Houston area, both conventionally trained and self-taught. What they have in common is that they have used images from dreams and visions as source material for their paintings, drawings, and sculpture. From spiritual rapture to existential torment, from wonder to despair, these artists have made manifest their inner psychological landscapes in a way that helps us all to better contemplate and understand our own humanity.

Jung, C. G. (1978). The spirit in man, art, and literature. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, p. 82.
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