I'm pleased to announce that one of my mixed media paintings is included in "Imaginatio(n)ow," an exhibition curated by artist and curator Christina You-sun Park in conjunction with Arizona State University's Institute for Humanities Research. I've included the text of the press release below. If any Hungry Hyaena readers are near Tempe, Arizona, please check out the exhibition!
"Imaginatio(n)ow" runs from February 8 - April 26, 2013. More information can be found here.
"The concepts of imagination and the imaginary are of particular interest to scholars in the humanities as the imagination can be a double-edged sword. Myth, metaphor, and narrative can empower sound ethical decision-making, resuscitate our humanity when we falter, enliven forgiveness, love, and hope in the human heart, and engender powerful visions that create better lives. Yet, imagination may also condemn humanity to irrational delusions, apocalyptic visions, prophetic fascination with dark endings, and unethical imaginary motifs and practices.
The featured artwork addresses the immediacy of the imagination\imaginary; how the artist uses imagination not only as a source of inspiration, but also as a method for mentally and visually processing our constantly changing world; and how the human imagination allows us to transform reality or liberate the ways we think, feel, and experience our lives."