The LeRoy Neiman Gallery
Curated by Matthew C. Wilson (Current MFA Student)
Exhibition: January 21 - February 15, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24, 5-7pm
We are inscribed in a physical world of immediate sensory information, beyond which lie vast and varied metaphysical territories of being and knowing, from cosmic bodies to belief systems. Yet, as if in two places at once, eyes and ears may become vehicles for excursions into these territories, into the structures operating in the background of life. An action in the explicit world may be coupled with abstract intention, performing an intervention in unseen structures by cutting across joints of mind and matter at points of overlap – allowing their relationship to be re-formed.
The artists selected for Metaphysical Interventions manipulate subtle and seemingly inaccessible forces of natural, supernatural, psychological, and social order. Their works deploy a variety of methods – from ritual to storytelling – in order to directly engage with perception, phenomenon, belief, imagination, and history. The sensibility of the artists, sometimes serious, sometimes humorous, sometimes both, form an integral part of the complex constellations that emerge from these works. Through their metaphysical interventions, these artists re-enchant and re-vitalize the world.
LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts
310 Dodge Hall, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street), (212) 854-7641
Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri, 9am to 5pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
For information on past exhibitions please visit:
List of Past LeRoy Neiman Gallery Exhibitions