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Boo! Images of the Macabre

In the Windgate Gallery
October 13 - December 15, 2017
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Praise Doubt

Clare Leighton, Praise Doubt, 1964, wood engraving
Used with permission of the artist’s estate

Eye and String

Nathan Lerner, Eye and String, 1939, gelatin silver print
Used with permission of Kiyoko Lerner

In time for Halloween, we're delighted to bring you the most spooky and unnerving works from the darkest corners of the vault of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Why are we so attracted to images of the macabre? Exploring our fears inspires a quickening of the pulse and heightens our awareness of the mysteries of life--and death. Psychologist Carl Jung wrote that the artist's role is to give expression to the shadow side of humankind, which usually dwells below the level of consciousness. He advocated forcing shadows into the light in order to master dark impulses and maintain a healthy balance. Engage your subconscious through art that explores eerie landscapes, creepy creatures, ghostly figures, and other mysterious intersections of reality and imagination.

For additional information, contact Debra Wood at [email protected].

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University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
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