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Global Blindness

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Rubber Rose at Moulin Rouge, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 60” X 66” © Courtesy of the artist and Packer Schopf Gallery
Global Blindness

942 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60608
April 13th, 2012 - May 26th, 2012
Opening: April 13th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.packergallery.com/index.php
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
packer@packergallery.com
PHONE:  
312.226.8984
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5:30pm

DESCRIPTION

Of all the strategies, notions, and approaches to modern art, for Lamantia there was never a choice, but a desire to follow a certain direction, that came in the form of an obsession. That obsession was with his dreams and visions, and the need to record and communicate his feelings about them. It is difficult because the work is always changing. It is in a constant state of flux where narrative and psychological possibilities are set in motion and clairvoyant and hallucinatory occurrences can become painted realities.

There is no fixed approach to these aesthetic problems Lamantia has created for himself. The works are structured in a subjective state within certain compulsive confines meant to draw the viewer into the dream.  It is not always possible to make the illusion accessible to the viewer. The intention is not to illustrate, but to translate them into something real in the form of meaningful images. There is no preconceived planning of visual invention or execution of materials. This method creates artistic challenges and needs that may only be satisfied by exploring new ways to express one's vision and to express one's aesthetic problems. To base the work on conceptual or formal values would be a misinterpretation. The paintings and drawings are meant to be introspective events and should be experienced on an emotional level.