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Dream + Reality

AG Gallery/About Glamour
107A North 3rd Street, 718-599-3044
May 9 - June 15, 2008
Reception: Friday, May 9, 7 - 10 PM
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Kiersten Essenpreis Lizz Hickey Ilana Kohn Amy Kligman Jessica Langley Sandy Litchfield Joel Morrison

AG Gallery is pleased to present “Dream + Reality”, a group exhibition of seven artists who express their own psychological dreamscapes and explore the moment between dream and reality. The exhibition will be comprised of paintings, drawings and several print works.

Kiersten Essenpreis often paints children figures in a domestic setting like a traditional family house. Her dreamlike paintings explore unreliable childhood memories that are full of secrets and fantasies, yet there are mysterious everyday scenes, for instance, twin sisters are literally stuck at the top of the stairs in melted black paints like liquid. She is showing five paintings from the same series.

Lizz Hickey is showing three prints that are showing different imaginary landscapes. All those small houses are piled up, mountains are stuck together, and roads are running everywhere. Those elements are put together like a Tower of Babel.

Ilana Kohn makes collage involved acrylic paintings. She uses vivid colors and creates lively scenes with human figures. Human imagery is often surrounded by bright colored dots, loops, circles, rainbows and different kinds of circular shapes.

In her painting, Amy Kligman mixes up wallpaper textures and human figure in an unsettling narrative. A creature like figure is coming out from a woman’s neck, and flowered speaker bubble is coming from a little girl’s mouth. She is showing 2 large size and 2 medium size paintings.

Jessica Langley’s giglee print with ink and colored pencil depicts nature and animals in abstract scenes. She is showing 4 different prints from the same series.

Sandy Litchfield is showing one large-scale painting that depicts map-like abstract landscape called “The Rounded World”. She deals with memory and time, and creates imaginary landscape out of her personal experiences.

Joel Morrison often makes collage on a panel. He collects materials from everyday activities, for instance, plastic bags, foil lining from cigarette boxes and anything he would otherwise discard. By using these materials, he is creating personal “recycling centers” of his memory.
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