More Than Dreams: Exploring the Surreal in Art
September 24 – December 18, 2022
Featuring artwork by Bronislaw Bak, Alexander Berdysheff, Gary Chapman, Larkin Ford, Vladimir Kush, and Carlos Solis.
Surrealism was a cultural movement in the early 20th century known for mixing fantasy and dreams with reality. Surrealist art and literature over the past century have explored distant, obscured, or tainted realities, endeavoring to reach into and uncover the unconscious parts of the mind through creative expression.
In this group exhibition of six artists, MCMA explores the use of surreal imagery and processes with a selection of paintings. This exhibition will allow guests the opportunity to examine how and why artists have continued, even to this day, to create representations of distorted realities that can be seen as bizarrely whimsical, but also eerily bleak.
More Than Dreams:
Exploring the Surreal in Art
Sunday, November 13, 2022, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Join MCMA for this free and open to the public educational event, which will dive deeper into the exhibiting artists’ understanding and representation of the surreal.
Some of the exhibiting artists and lenders in MCMA’s More Than Dreams: Exploring the Surreal in Art group exhibition will present a sit down Artist Talk in the Main Galleries on Sunday November 13 at 2:00pm. Each participant will discuss their personal practice, as well as their involvement and goals concerning the More Than Dreams exhibition.