Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Art Show @ Works in SoFA

Nightmares Group Show Opens on Halloween

My Favorite Nightmares An Art Show curated By Lacey Bryant

Nightmares. As creepy or repulsive as they may be, they fascinate us. They linger in our minds long after we've woken, leaving us distracted by thoughts of otherworldly fears. It is often the strange things that play in our heads at night that inspire us to create upon waking. Sometimes these unsettling dreams are rearranged from the events of our daily lives; our brains putting them into a senseless order, helping us to see our thoughts from an inside out perspective. Other dreams seem to make no sense at all and yet perhaps it is this “otherness” that causes us to dwell, at times giving rise to an almost a manic need to recreate the scenes that dance across our sleeping eyes, if only to have some relief once the images have been transferred to the canvas.
When we celebrate the bizarre terrors which overtake us in our sleep we are able to see what base fears we share. This will be a show of real and imagined nightmares, monsters, things that go bump in the night or cause us to gasp awake. The reoccurring night terrors that we just can't get enough of. An admission that we kind of like to be scared.

Receptions on Halloween, October 31 7-11pm & November 5 8-11pm
Exhibit dates: October 31-November 25.

WORKS San Jose
451 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Gallery: 408-286-6800

Music By:
Deathat, J Swizza, and Dax Tran Caffee

Featuring Artwork By:
Alda Mendoza, Andrew Goldfarb, Barbara Weiss, Bee Adams, Ben Shuts, Christine Benjamin, Dax Tran-Caffee, Deb Barba, Donna Eck, Elaine Baculi, Erikka Hugger, Freddie Vega, Glenn Domingo, Helen Laishley, Jaclyn Alderete, Jasper Thomas, Jen Renzel, Jena Hosking, John Kurtyka, John Renzel, Joshua Marcotte, Julie Bilyeu, Karen Carlo Salinger, Kate Saturday, Keith Bunnell, Kevin Deaton, Kimberly Gebert, Kimy Martinez, Kurtis Rykovich, Lacey Bryant, Lily Mae Martin, Lydia Rae Black, Matthew Seigel, Mary Coleman, Michael Buscemi, Michael Foley, Michelle Waters, Mike Borja, Natacha Est Gauchere, Nicolas Caesar, Patti Garcia, Peg Grady, Pinelopi Vassilaki, Reiji Hirayama, Shannon Amidon, Steevn Reece, Stefan Thompson, Steve Belmarsh, Steven Rubalcaba, Timothy Tsun, Victoria Q Legg, Yumico

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