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It&rsquo\;s a Matter of Mind.

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An Exhibition inspired by Alchemy.

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Curated by Luiza C ardenuto.

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The mystica l art of Alchemy bridges the chasm between matter and spirit. The ancient p ursuit to turn lead into gold\, to find the Elixir of Life and create the P hilosopher&rsquo\;s stone is also a metaphor for an uncontrollable urge to improve and transform ones&rsquo\; self. There is a dual process of transfo rmation that takes place in Alchemy\, which happens through the coordinatio n of physical and mental work using a variety of technical and transpersona l methods. It was after studying alchemy that Luiza Cardenuto recognized th e opportunity to demonstrate these physical and mental transformations thro ugh art.

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Using an existing work of art\, the artist confronts the past by using the same tools and materials while creating som ething new. The transpersonal process occurs as the artist remembers the st ate of mind experienced during the creation of the old piece and attempts t o create a new one while staring at the old. The technical procedure is dri ven by limitation. The artist can only use the same set of tools and suppli es\, as well as the same medium type and color.

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This transformational experience invites the artist to reflect on the pure act of creation. Limitation of material and sources of inspiration is what turn s the new piece of art into an opportunity to reinvent\, reevaluate and the refore empower the individual. By challenging the ability to transform limi ted materials and a past experience\, the artist may recognize a profound c onnection that exists between matter and mind. The exhibition will consist of the old piece of art as well as the new.

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What wil l you transform?

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Upon notifi cation of acceptance\, on August 15th\, the artist will have one month to complete the second piece that will accompany the first. Please b e sure to complete one form for each artwork and bring them signed to the g allery along with both artworks\, on September 17th.

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 \;Download: \;http://www.michaelmutgallery.c om/res_matterOfMind_Sept2013/APPLICATION_MatterOfMind_Sept2013.pdf

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Submission Deadline: August 7th - 8pm.

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Acceptance Notifi cation: August 15th

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Receiving of all Artwork: September 17th (from 2 to 8 pm)

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Opening Reception: September 19th &ndash\; 6pm to 8pm

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Closing of Exhibition: October 12th

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Pick up/Return Shipment: Oct 14th

DTEND:20130807T200000 DTSTAMP:20140930T162640 DTSTART:20130807T180000 GEO:40.723656;-73.9793701 LOCATION:Michael Mut Project Space\,97 Avenue C \nManhattan\, NY 10009 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Open Call: UID:289512 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR