BELLEVUE, WA.- The idea of travel always captures the imagination with its alluring offer of an escape from the routine and a promise of change. It encompasses both the anticipation of the journey, the dream, and the confrontation of the reality we find, from expectation to revelation. Travelers: Objects of Dream and Revelation, BAMs newest exhibition, brings together nine contemporary artists who explore the ambiguous motif of travel and the objects associated with it. Featured artists include Janice Arnold, Margarita Cabrera, Marc Dombrosky, Erika Harrsch, Timothy Horn, Cal Lane, Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz and Robb Putnam.
Mini‐dioramas encapsulated in snow globes, bicycles constructed out of vinyl and foam and a life‐size carriage made out of crystallized rock sugar are but a few of the pieces selected for Travelers. While each of the works in the exhibition is loosely associated with travel, they also become a point of departure for a larger investigation, says Director of Curatorial Affairs/Artistic Director and curator of the exhibition, Stefano Catalani.
The works presented in Travelers emphasize the thriving presence in contemporary art of the surreal object. Familiar icons like the VW Beetle or a snow globe are transformed into sculptural works and installations that tell stories that are unexpected and revelatory.
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