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Landscapes of the Mind

April 04 through June 14, 2015

EX.landscapesmindThis exhibition pulls together works by modern and contemporary artists inspired not only by the world visible around them, but also by their innermost thoughts and emotions. These artists mine both individual and collective psyches to portray dreamlike and self-reflective scenes and landscapes. Looking inward to the furthest reaches of imagination, the artists depict psychological states of being and intellectual landscapes that play with what is real and what is invented.

Artists such Karel Appel (Dutch, 1921–2006), Rosie Bernardi (American, born 1951), Eric Avery (American, born 1948), Rene Magritte (Belgian, 1922–1967), and Ed Ruscha (American, born 1937), among others, transform and organize their thoughts and feelings, making the intangible concrete. Through their works they open up possibilities, resurrect memories, and reveal hidden worlds.   

Marcus Rees-Roberts (English, born 1951), The Days of Hope, 1999, color relief etching on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase, 2000.11.1