Gallery Hopping on Thursdays: November 21, 2013
As we make our way to Miami Beach to take part in the exciting events taking place there in just a couple of weeks, we are making stops in Brussels, Belgium and Englewood, NJ to check out the work of emerging American artists Ghost of a Dream and Justin Fontaine Maury. By integrating commercial elements in their visually striking artworks, these artists document the demise of a society fueled by propaganda and fairytales.
Ghost of a dream (Brussels) will be on view from November 21 to January 18 at Hotel Winssinger, 66 rue Hôtel des Monnaies, 1060 Brussels, Belgium.
Ghost of a Dream, the married duo made up of sculptor Lauren Was and painter Adam Eckstrom, explore human vices, such as the habitual purchase of lottery tickets and the obsession with romance novels and films, in their latest exhibition, Day is Done, hosted at Galerie Paris-Beijing's space in Brussels, Belgium. The activities they allude to in their various mixed-media works underscore humanity's constant search for the ideal reality. These far-fetched realities are often developed from living in materialist societies where monetary gain is of utmost importance, followed by other self-fulfilling concepts such as spiritual salvation and the fateful quest for one's soul mate. Ghost of a Dream aim to remind their audiences that most cultural fantasies are not inherent, but are instead learned from the media's ever-present role in our lives.
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