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Ellen Johansen and M G Walker: Mind of Dreams
November 1, 2013 @ 10:00 am - November 21, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
Opening in the Outerspace Gallery
Saturday 2 November 3 – 4.30pm
Ellen Johansen and M G Walker are interested in ideas of individual and cultural transformation.
Transformation and change are an inevitable part of human experience. Change is experienced by all human beings irrespective of age, sex, culture, wealth, education or power.
The images of human and other mythical beings inhabiting these visual spaces appear in a variety of guises. These may include symbols of power and influence, clothing relating to different historical periods, and individuals at times appearing partially clothed or even completely naked. In dreamlike imagined scenarios, all are metaphorically “naked” in the face of this law of nature, experienced in all times and places.
In Mind of Dreams, the human narrative takes place in environments which, while indeterminate, allude to a kind of emotional climate in which the stories of transformation are set. Line and colour may suggest personal meaning, but can also point to the process of transformation itself, both personally and collectively.