Cryptoreal - Art and Myth
Mythology has been an integral aspect of the human condition throughout our history, a characteristic that has remained and evolved for thousands of years as we have endlessly sought to gain a foothold between our relentless quest for truth and our seemingly insatiable appetite for the unknown. In every aspect of human activity from the church to politics to the daily minutiae of our lives myth building has always been and remains a central and necessary currency which lubricates the machinations of human existence. It allows us to make sense of our surroundings, provides us with escapism and a sense of wonder in an age of relentless factual accuracy and can promote individual or collective cultural interests.
Most interestingly it renders us uncertain as to where myth, in any of its forms, ends and reality begins while suggesting the potential futility in attempting to distinguish between them at all.
This exhibition brings together a rich and diverse collection of artists from several generations, European and American, established international practitioners and emerging talents. The work includes painting, sculpture, digital media, installation and collage.