Boo! Images of the Macabre opens October 13 in the Windgate Gallery
An opening night reception will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 13, and will include a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. with Ann Prentice Wagner, PhD, Curator of Drawings at the Arkansas Arts Center. Music will be provided by Dr. Barry McVinney on saxophone and Ron Hall on piano. The reception and exhibit are both free and fully accessible to the public.
The exhibit, which was organized by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, will be on display through December 15 in the gallery on UA-PTC’s Main Campus, 3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free and open to the public.
Why are we so attracted to images of the macabre? 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. Boo! Images of the Macabre will engage visitors’ subconscious through art that explores eerie landscapes, creepy creatures, ghostly figures, and other mysterious intersections of reality and imagination.
For more information, contact Windgate Gallery and CHARTS Theater Coordinator Debra Wood at (501) 812-2715 or [email protected]