Reimagining Magical Realism- A Look Beyond the Fantastic


Curated by Leslie Golomb

 

Jacqueline Barnes, Katie Kaplan, Celeste Neuhaus, Jennifer Nagle Myers, Liz Maugans, and Maybe Jairan Sadeghi

 

When art critic Franz Roh applied the term magical realism to visual art in 1925, he was designating a style of visual art that brings extreme to the depiction of mundane subject matter, revealing an interior mystery.

Recent magic realism has gone beyond mere overtones of the fantastic or surreal to depict a truthful magical reality, caused by an attempt to cope with an uncertain everyday reality. Many of the works in the exhibition connect to utopian –inspired tales, a unique form of storytelling, emphasizing feminism, eco-feminism, queer feminism, black feminism, post capitalism feminism and social transformation.

Some pieces are available to view on our website:

http://framehouseonline.com/magicalrealismart

Opening event September 3 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm and is open to the public.