The Vital Illusion March 1 - 30 2013
Vertigo Art Space 960 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO
Month of Photography Denver
// soft opening March 1st 2013
MARCH 14TH ARTISTS RECEPTION 6-9pm
7pm artist talk by New York based artist Charles Wilkin
Charles will give the gallery a talk about his creative process. His assemblages attempt to transpose disjointed remnants of media overload and targeted consumption into tangible yet uncertain analogies. His motivation and objective is simply to mirror our behavior by fusing these cultural fragments into new stories that challenge our collective assumptions and aspirations. http://charleswilkin.com/
The Vital Illusion is Inspired by Baudrillard.
"To challenge and to cope with this paradoxical state of things, we need a paradoxical way of thinking; since the world drifts into delirium, we must adopt a delirious point of view."
"But for the present age, which prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, representation to reality, appearance to essence... truth is considered profane, and only illusion is sacred. Sacredness is in face held to be enhanced in proportion as truth decreases and illusion increases, so that the highest degree of illusion comes to be the highest degree of sacredness." --Feuerbach, Preface to the second edition of The Essence of Christianity
Photomontage + collage exhibition of artists that span across Los Angeles, Denver, New York, Amsterdam, Norway and the grave.
James Gallagher (NY)- http://gallagherstudio.net/
Gemma Bayly (CO) - http://optimystic-arts.com/
Geoff J Kim (AMSTERDAM) - http://geoffjkim.com/
David Tippit (CO) - http://tinyurl.com/bauptnb
Suzy Poling (CA) - http://suzypoling.com/
Ashkan Honarvar (NORWAY) - http://www.ashkanhonarvar.com/