Collective Consciousness at Beacon Street Art Gallery, April 9 – July 2, 2021
In this exhibition, eight artists tap into the collective consciousness to create works that resonate in various ways with the larger community.
The collective consciousness informs our sense of belonging and identity and our behavior. In 1893, sociologist Émile Durkheim developed this concept to explain how unique individuals are bound together into collective units like social groups and societies. The authenticity of collective consciousness necessitates human participation to provide it with a deeper meaning and its fundamental essence of reality.
The notion of a collective consciousness was amplified by the emerging popularity of psychoanalysis in the 20th century. Carl Jung coined the term collective unconscious to denote the shared contexts and meanings of an individual’s dreams. According to Jung, there is a pre-experiential set of mythological motifs, combinations of ideas, or images found in the myths of one’s folk or in those of other races that yield a collective meaning. This meaning is the common property of all humankind.
This exhibition will present a fresh look at how individual artists interpret shared perceptions, images, and beliefs.
The Future is Many Colors / Boston January 9th – April 1st, 2021
The invitational group exhibition ‘The Future is Many Colors, Boston” shows all eight members of Array Contemporary artists pursuing their passions through painting, photography, and mixed media. This exhibition expresses the hopes and fears that influence individual perceptions, projections with an emphasis on a chromatic future.
Steve Bennett, Steven Edson, Philip Gerstein, Tanya Hayes Lee, C.J. Lori, Marsha Nouritza Odabashian, Jennifer Jean Okumura, Joanne Tarlin, and Jane Yudelman
The Future is Many Colors November 27 – December 31, 2020
Primary, secondary, tertiary; Analogous, complementary; Warm, cool; High key, low key; Emotional, detached; Beauty, anxiety; Natural, artificial; Brilliant, muted; Loud, quiet; Daring, meek; Expansive, confining; Transparent, opaque, nuanced, bold; Universal, idiosyncratic, symbolic, spiritual, experimental, personal, societal, political and historically informed. This exhibition expresses the hopes and fears that influence individual perceptions, projections with an emphasis on a chromatic future.
Curators: Philip Gerstein and Marsha Nouritza Odabashian
Darkness Before Dawn October 17-31, 2020
Life’s ups and downs sway from despair to rays of hope. Another tomorrow brings fresh eyes, new endeavors; it is often darkest before dawn.
AC 5 September 1-30, 2020, Harrison Ave, Suite C6, Boston, MA 02118
Sponsored by ArtScope Magazine
Five artists explore their five senses to create moments delivered through time—historical moments, ours or others’ epic stories, along with hands-on experiments exploring the mystery of the mind and body. Andrew Harvey may have said it best: “If you’re really listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders.” AC 5 is mysterious, unsee—it is a force of nature, a master of the dark and light and all in-between. Explore this group exhibition of 2D works that give you a glimpse into the artists’ minds—their desires and cravings.