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Exhibition Detail
Archaeology of Wonder
Curated by: Kristina Newman-Scott
56 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT 06106
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October 4th, 2008 - January 4th, 2009
December 23rd, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pull, Julia Gail OldhamJulia Gail Oldham, Pull, 2005, video
Cows, Chad CurtisChad Curtis, Cows, 2007, Mixed Media
Notations of a Hybrid, Heather HartHeather Hart, Notations of a Hybrid,
2008, Mixed Media
Descend, Sally B. MooreSally B. Moore, Descend, wood
Victim, Yuko SuzukiYuko Suzuki, Victim,
acrylic on medium-density fibreboard
Daedalus, Javier PiñónJavier Piñón, Daedalus,
2008, mixed media, 65 x 77 x 77 inches
© photo by John Groo
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Other (outside main areas)
Gallery Hours: Tu-Th, Su: 2 PM - 10 PM. Fri - Sat: 2 PM - 11 PM
mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, landscape, abstract, modern, sculpture
$3 suggested donation; free to cinema patrons and Real Art Ways members

Archaeology of Wonder brings together two disparate approaches to the past – archaeology with its meticulous discipline, and wonder with its radical subjectivity – to examine contemporary works of art.  This exhibition was conceived and is being curated by Kristina Newman-Scott, Real Art Ways’ Director of Visual Arts.

Central to the concept of the exhibition is the symbolic significance of archaeology: Freud used archaeological excavation as a metaphor for the process of remembering experiences in therapy. Indeed, such language has worked its way into our daily parlance; we often speak of “unearthing” facts and memories. Archaeology of Wonderposits questions about the way we use artifacts and art to approach those relationships to the past that are difficult to pin down, yet evoke inescapable reactions in the mind of the viewer, thus linking them to the world of wonder.

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