Architecture of Dreams reflects on the spaces we construct in waking reverie and in the dreamworld. We add to the vocabulary of Surrealism, or the language of the unconscious, materializing a geometry of intuition, memory and imagination. We shift perspectives of inside/outside through images, words and constructions. We build on the subtle threads of personal and shared space, externalizing internal realms.

Surrealism, in the context of this exhibit, is not a specific visual style. Rather, the artists embrace the philosophy of Surrealism, which exalts a liberation of the imagination and calls for perceptions to be expanded beyond the ordinary. The group also found inspiration in the philosophical text, The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard, which describes the house as a metaphor for the inner workings of the self. Surrealism has been called the language of the unconscious; these artists add to its vocabulary.

Architecture of Dreams is co-curated by Eugene Contemporary Art members Vicki Krohn Amorose, Jill R Baker, and Noelle Herceg, and includes their own work along with works by Tallmadge Doyle, Wendy Heldmann, Mary Evans, and Leah Howell.

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