MICHAEL ALAN, SALVADOR DALÍ, & CRYSTAL WAGNER

 

A COLLISION OF GRAY MATTER

APRIL 12th – MAY 6th, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 12th, 6:00-8:00 PM

AFA Gallery is proud to present: Collision of Gray Matter, an exhibition of etchings by Salvador Dalí, drawings by Michael Alan, and sculptures by Crystal Wagner.  Through a shared visual language of line, color, and movement, the work of these three artists demonstrates the various implementations of intuitive art-making.

20th century surrealist icon, Salvador Dalí, took a systematic approach to working intuitively.  As a result of his fascination with Sigmund Freud and the significance of the subconscious, Dalí developed techniques to deliberately access his dreams in order to facilitate creative, free-flowing associations between ideas.  By harnessing the expressive, spontaneous nature of his dreams, Dalí was able to create the uncanny imagery he is revered for today.

Brooklyn-based artist, Michael Alan, creates his intricate line drawings using an intuitive process of translating energy into images.  Alan’s line work is both intentional and chaotic, creating physical records of the intangible essence of his subjects.

Contemporary artist, Crystal Wagner, uses intuition to organically construct her biomorphic paper sculptures, piece by piece.  When Wagner creates a large-scale site-specific work, she allows the space to dictate the flow and form that her installation will take.  While even more abstract than the work of Dalí and Alan, Wagner’s sculptures express the same sense of movement through the use of dynamic, instinctual lines and forms.

Collision of Gray Matter will be on view April 12th through May 6th, with an opening reception on April 12th, from 6-8pm.  For additional images and information, please contact Amy Goodman at pr@afanyc.com.

MICHAEL ALAN

Untitled 17

2017; Pastel, Pen, & Ink on Paper, 11.75 x 8.5 in.

Purple Haze of Living

2014, Pen & Ink on Paper, 11 x 8.5 in.

Untitled 19

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Untitled 15

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 6 in.

Football

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 6 in.

Left Brain, Right Brain

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 6 in.

Untitled 12

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 6 in.

Untitled 11

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 6 in.

Ballad of Bones

2016, Pen & Ink on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Untitled 9

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Not Settled

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Untitled 7

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 9 x 12 in.

Untitled 6

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper,11 x 9 in.

Guyon's Canal

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Turn Your Enemies into Fans

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 10.75 x 8.5 in.

Untitled 3

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Living Proof

2014, Pen & Ink on Paper, 11.75 x 9 in.

Untitled 1

2017, Pen & Ink on Paper, 12 x 8.25 in.

Backpack Soldier

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 6.5 in.

Tea Party

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 11 x 8.5 in.

One of Skull

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 11 x 8.5 in.

Whisper Seated Magic Journey

2017, Ink on Paper, 14.75 x 11.75 in.

Bubble Gum Bleed Through

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 13 x 9.5 in.

A Conversation with a Ghost

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 30 x 22 in.

Jenny Got Bad

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 6 x 6 in.

Sky Wars

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 7 x 7 in.

Bleach Games

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 8 x 8 in.

Skull Bones Past Life Experience

2017, Ink on Paper, 12 x 9 in.

Self Potrait

2017, Mixed Media on Paper, 14 x 11 in.

SALVADOR DALI

l’Eléphant et le Singe de Jupiter

c. 1970's, Drypoint Etching on Paper, 22 x 30 in., 96/250

le Cerf Voyant dans l’Eou

c. 1970's, Drypoint Etching on Paper, 30 x 22 in., 96/250

le Chêne et le Roseau

c. 1970's, Drypoint Etching on Paper, 30 x 22 in., 96/250

le Corbeau et le Renard

c. 1970's, Drypoint Etching on Paper, 30 x 22 in., 96/250

le Portrait de la Fontaine

c. 1970s, Drypoint Etching on Paper, 30 x 22 in., 96/250

le Cheval et le Loup

c. 1970s, Drypoint Etching on Paper, 22 x 30 in., 96/250

le Cheval s’Etant Voulu Venger du Cerf

c. 1970s, Drypoint Etching on Paper, 22 x 30 in., 96/250

le Cerf Malade

c. 1970s, Drypoint Etching on Paper, 30 x 22 in., 96/250

la Cour du Lion

c. 1970s, Drypoint Etching on Paper, 30 x 22 in., 96/250

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 1

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 2

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 3

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 4

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 5

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 6

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 7

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 8

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 9

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 10

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 11

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 12

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 13

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 14

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 15

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 16

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 17

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 18

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 19

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 20

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 21

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 22

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 23

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 24

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel 25

1973, Lithograph on Japon Paper, 30 x 21.25 in., 45/50

CRYSTAL WAGNER

Flux

2018, Hand-Cut Painted Paper, 32 x 28.5 x 19.5 in.

Elemental Rise

2018, Hand Cut Painted Paper, 24 x 79 x 12 in.

Bio Bloom

2018, Hand Cut Painted Paper, 29.5 x 16 x 13 in.

Aphotic IV

2018, Hand-Cut, Painted Paper, 24 x 24 x 7 in.

Aphotic I

2018, Hand Cut Painted Paper, 30 x 60 x 7 in.

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