Exhibition

The Imaginary Made Real | Curated by Paul Laster

27 Jun 2024 – 16 Aug 2024

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Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
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Berry Campbell is pleased to present The Imaginary Made Real, curated by Paul Laster. Featuring 31 international contemporary artists, the exhibition celebrates Surrealism’s centennial anniversary with artworks that approach the dreamlike movement through fresh eyes.

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BERRY CAMPBELL PRESENTS: THE IMAGINARY MADE REAL (CURATED BY PAUL LASTER)

June 27 – August 16, 2024

 

“The imaginary is what tends to become real.” ― André Breton

 

Berry Campbell is pleased to present The Imaginary Made Real, curated by Paul Laster. Featuring 31 international contemporary artists, the exhibition celebrates Surrealism’s centennial anniversary with artworks that approach the dreamlike movement through fresh eyes. 

 

The exhibition loosely explores ways of thinking and working that are figuratively and abstractly related to the surreal while embracing visionary, spiritual, and psychological viewpoints.

 

“Art is the bridge between the visible and the invisible worlds.” ― Max Ernst

 

The exhibition features work in a variety of sizes and media, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, ceramics, mosaics, assemblages, and bronzes. On view in the gallery’s two front spaces, The Imaginary Made Real can be seen from the street day or night, making it visible during diverse moments of reverie.

 

Exhibited artworks include visionary paintings by Italian self-taught artists Vera Girivi and Elisabetta Zangrandi, as well as David Onri Anderson and Sarah Lee; dreamlike scenarios by Leyla Runzi Cui, Charles Hascoët, Valerie Hegarty, Nir Hod, Katinka Huang, Oda Jaune, Nianxin Li, Rosa Loy, Donna Moylan, GaHee Park, Erik Parker; collage-like compositions by David Alekhuogie, Alex Anderson, Hoda Kashiha, Yasue Maetake, Tony Matelli , Melissa Rios, and Rhonda Wall; distorted figures by David Baskin, Saint Clair Cemin, Amie Dicke, Thomas Lerooy, Larissa De Jesús Negrón, Bony Ramirez; and the abstract realms of Yevgeniya Baras, Luiza Gottschalk, and Karla Knight.


"When you look at a picture, you may wonder what is imaginary and what is real. Do we talk about the reality of the phenomena or the phenomenon of reality? What is really inside and what is outside? What do we have here: reality or dream? If a dream is a revelation about life in reality, then life in reality is also a revelation about a dream." ― René Magritte


The Imaginary Made Real opens with a reception Thursday, June 27, 2024, 6 - 8 p.m. and is on view through August 16, 2024. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. through July 3, 2024. Summer gallery hours begin Monday, July 8, 2024, and are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. or by appointment. For further information please call at 212.924.2178, visit our website at www.berrycampbell.com, or email at info@berrycampbell.com.

ABOUT THE GALLERY

Christine Berry and Martha Campbell opened Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea, New York, ten years ago. The gallery has a fine-tuned program representing artists of post-war American painting that have been underrepresented or neglected, particularly the women of Abstract Expressionism. Since its inception, the gallery has developed a strong emphasis in research to bring to light artists overlooked due to age, race, gender, or geography. This unique perspective has been increasingly recognized by curators, collectors, and the press.

 

In 2022, Berry Campbell moved to 524 W 26th Street, one of the most prestigious blocks in Chelsea. The 9,000 square foot space was previously inhabited by art world icons such as Paula Cooper Gallery and Robert Miller Gallery. 

Further information on the gallery can be found on its website and on Instagram or Facebook.

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Paul Laster

Exhibiting artistsToggle

David Alekhuogie

Elisabetta Zangrandi

Rhonda Wall

Melissa Ríos

Bony Ramirez

GaHee Park

Donna Moylan

Yasue Maetake

Rosa Loy

Nianxin Li

Thomas Lerooy

Karla Knight

Hoda Kashiha

Oda Juane

Katinka Huang

Nir Hod

Valerie Hegarty

Charles Hascoët

Luiza Gottschalk

Vera Girivi

Amie Dicke

Larissa De Jesús Negrón

Leyla Cui

David Baskin

Yevgeniya Baras

David Onri Anderson

Alex Anderson

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