Collision of Gray Matter: Michael Alan, Salvador Dali, & Crystal Wagner
Collision of Gray Matter, an exhibition of etchings by Salvador Dalí, drawings by Michael Alan, and sculptures by Crystal Wagner. Through a shared visual language of line, color, and movement, the work of these three artists demonstrates the various implementations.
AFA Gallery is proud to present: Collision of Gray Matter, an exhibition of etchings by Salvador Dalí, drawings by Michael Alan, and sculptures by Crystal Wagner. Through a shared visual language of line, color, and movement, the work of these three artists demonstrates the various implementations of intuitive art-making. 20th century surrealist icon, Salvador Dalí, took a sys- tematic approach to working intuitively. As a result of his fascination with Sigmund Freud and the significance of the subconscious, Dalí developed techniques to delib- erately access his dreams in order to facilitate creative, free-flowing associations between ideas. By harnessing the expressive, spontaneous nature of his dreams, Dalí was able to create the uncanny imagery he is revered for today. “Left Brain, Right Brain” by Michael Alan ￼￼“Aphotic IV” by Crystal Wagner Brooklyn-based artist, Michael Alan, creates his intricate line drawings using an intuitive process of translating en- ergy into images. Alan’s line work is both intentional and chaotic, creating physical records of the intangible es- sence of his subjects. Contemporary artist, Crystal Wagner, uses intuition to organically construct her biomorphic paper sculptures, piece by piece. When Wagner creates a large-scale site-specific work, she allows the space to dictate the flow and form that her installation will take. While even more abstract than the work of Dalí and Alan, Wagner’s sculp- tures express the same sense of movement through the use of dynamic, instinctual lines and forms. Collision of Gray Matter will be on view April 12th through May 6th, with an opening reception on April 12th, from 6-8pm. For additional images and information, please contact Amy Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org.