Opening today: Lucid Visions at Panepinto Galleries in Jersey City, with work by Kara Rooney

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Tomorrow night (Friday, October 17th), Panepinto Galleries in Jersey City will host the opening reception for the group exhibition Lucid Visions, which includes work by VCS faculty member Kara Rooney. Here’s more about the exhibition from the gallery’s website, including schedule information and a description of the show:

LUCID VISIONS
October 16 – November 24, 2014

Opening Reception: October 16th, 6-9pm

Often when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream. – Aristotle, “On Dreams”

The territory between wakefulness and the dream-state is one widely traversed by artists. Curators Diana Corvelle, Cara DeAngelis and Tun Myaing have collected the works of twenty-three New York Academy of Art alumni whose works challenge, unhinge and altogether shift perception of what should be called a “real” experience.

Lucid dreaming, a phenomenon in which an individual is aware of their own dream state enough to attempt control within it, is a cannily apt comparison to the creation of art. Possessing the ability to give form to fleeting memories and semi-lucid moments, these artists call into question the very perception of reality at will and offer up alternatives of their own.

Bringing together local and international artists based in Brooklyn, Jersey City, and Manhattan these selected works speak to the endless possible deviations from reality as envisioned by an unfettered mind. The playfulness and confidence of these works show how completely at home the artists are in their alternate reality.

Featured artists include: CHARIS C. BRAUN, ILSA BRITTAIN, MICHELLE DOLL, SAMUEL EVENSEN, MEGAN EWERT, SHAUNA FINN, STEVE FORSTER, ANGELA GRAM, BRETT HARVEY, CAITLIN HURD, YUNSUNG JANG, EVAN KITSON, WILL KURTZ, JAMES LINKOUS, GUNO PARK, DAVID PETTIBONE, MARTIN SAAR, NICOLAS SANCHEZ, AMANDA SCUGLIA, JESSE STERN, GREGORY TOMEZSCO, TYLER VOROUS, MELAINE VOTE, SHANKAI KEVIN YU.

(For more about Kara’s most recent projects, scroll down to the end of this post.)

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In a recent e-mail announcement, Kara mentioned several other exhibitions and projects she’s involved with right now:

IN-SITE: The Intersection of Art and Architecture
Meadowland Park, South Orange, NJ
September 21 – October 19, 2014 // Opening Reception, Sept. 21, 3-6pm

The Search: Kara Rooney, Re McBride, MaDora Frey
Trestle Gallery, Gowanus, Brooklyn
October 13 – 31, 2014
Opening weekend in conjunction with the Gowanus Open Studios, Oct. 18-19, 12-6pm

The 2014 NurtureArt Benefit, November 4-5, 2014 @ The Boiler

Recent Writing, Editorial projects and Press Coverage:

Gender Games and the Art Machine, The Brooklyn Rail, September 2014
Younger Americans at Driscoll Babcock Gallery, ArtSlant, August 2014

 

Visual & Critical Studies