Salvador Dalí , Spanish, 1904–1989. Remorse, or Sphinx Embedded in the Sand, 1931. Oil on canvas 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, Gift of John F. Wolfram, 61.8 © 2023 Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society

Beyond Dreams: Surrealism and Its Manifestations

May 13, 2023 - August 20, 2023

Hodge Gallery

Featuring artworks by Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalí, Joan Miro, and Leonora Carrington, as well as contemporary artists like Kenny Scharf, Sergei Isupov, and Peter Milton—Beyond Dreams: Surrealism and Its Manifestations illustrates that the ideology, themes, and techniques of Surrealism are still alive today. Working in a range of mediums like painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and film, these artists have tapped into alternative states of reality, seeking to liberate their imagination. Today, artists have continued to explore common surreal themes such as dreams, fantasy, the uncanny,  strange juxtapositions, and the manifestation of fears and desires. The artists in this exhibition have explored these themes through nontraditional techniques and materials in an effort to explore the potential of an individual’s unconscious to create artworks that exist outside of reason.

Sponsored by FOMA

From the Exhibition

  • Bruce Lowney, American, 1937–2019. A Monument to the Sphere - Ball inthe Afternoon, 1974. Lithograph onpaper 21 1/16 × 26 in. (53.5 × 66 cm) Image: 19 × 24 in. (48.3 × 61cm). Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Estate of the late Mrs. Spencer R. Bishop, Sr., 1975.19

  • William Baziotes, American, 1912–1963. Morphing Form, 1936-1939. Gouache over pencil on paper 12 x 9 in. Gift of the Ethel Baziotes Trust and the Estate of William Baziotes, 2021.185

  • Sergei Isupov, American, born Russia, born 1963. Shadow, 1999. Porcelain 19 × 11 × 10 1/2 in. (48.3 × 27.9 × 26.7 cm). Gift of Mary Mallery Davis, by exchange, 2016.12

  • Gerome Kamrowski American, 1914 - 2004 The Feted Wedding, 1945 Oil on canvas 72 x 48 in. On loan from the Gerome Kamrowski Estate EXL_Beyond Dreams_1