Dreams and nightmares have long been a part of creative imagination and expression. Following the curiosity of ancient philosophers, particularly from the 16th to the present, artists turned their attention to the subject of dreams. For this exhibition, the Art House received over 115 artworks created by 50 emerging and established artists from around the country. Artists were asked to submit works inspired by a dream during sleep, a daydream, a hypnotic occurrence, or an out-of-body experience. The imagery, which was open to the artist’s interpretation, reveals a variety of subject matter including spiritual, romantic, surreal, fantasy, strange, dark, disturbing, and misguided. The final selections were made by Ann Arbor photographer, artist, and exhibition juror Denise Rhode.
Enjoy the virtual exhibition which features 29 local and national artists through 40 works inspired by thoughts, images, and sensations experienced in the mind of each artist. The work is also on view at the Art House through August 22.
Virtual Exhibitions allow viewers to see and appreciate the creative talents and artwork of participating artists through our creative experiences, gallery exhibitions and programs.