The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present MASTER OF REALITY, a group exhibition featuring works by Milano Chow, Cynthia Daignault, Gary Kachadourian, and STO. On view June 3 – July 3, 2011. Opening reception from 7-10pm on June 3.
MASTER OF REALITY includes drawings, paintings, sculpture and prints that alter our perceptions of commonplace scenery, find fodder in the mundane, and draw our attention to the handling rather than the objects themselves. The featured artists create an alternate dimension of familiar objects, carefully mimicking reality so that it is recognizable, yet altering it enough to uniquely capture their own way of seeing.
Each artist has mastered their own language of perception, in turn manipulating the viewers’ aesthetic preconceptions of objects and environments. Familiar surroundings and everyday items become broken down into colors, values, shapes, lines, textures and forms. These artworks give the viewer the rare opportunity to explore the relationship between seeing and rendering reality.
MASTER OF REALITY is the first in a series of group exhibitions dedicated to providing self-publishing artists, who generally share their work through zines and other printed matter, with a platform for exhibition, experimentation and exploration outside of the printed format. Curated by Aimee Lusty.
Booklyn is an artists-run, non-profit, organization that assists artists in distributing artist/activist archives, limited edition and unique artists books, and works on paper to educational institutions. Booklyn also focuses on providing resources and alternative distribution networks for innovative, sustainable and socially conscious art projects