Friday, January 8, 2010

2nd Annual Surrealist Salon

I recently was chosen to be the juror for the second annual Surrealist's Salon held at the NEA sponsored Baton Rouge Gallery.
Choosing work for the show was an enjoyable experience. In selecting the artwork for the exhibition, I primarily sought works created in the spirit of surrealism outlined by Andre Breton in the Surrealist Manifesto: "dictated by the thought, in absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concerns."

Additionally, I chose works that either spoke to some of the root threads of Surrealism or that in some way might add to the subconscious experience of the show itself; supporting a dialogue between the works as a whole, leaving the attendees free to consider not only the artist's subconscious but their own as well.
Show Catalog here

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