Pictures from the opening event
Video documentation of select performances from opening night
Rescuing the Lost Imaginary
Mixed-media work by Omer Gal with live performances
“Rescuing the Lost Imaginary” is a living gallery opening featuring the visual and mixed-media art of Israeli-born, Brooklyn-based artist Omer Gal. For one night only, Omer’s paintings, drawings, mixed-media sculpture, ceramic relics, ritual objects, sound and animation will be presented within “different worlds” of the artist’s creation. The night will be a true “living gallery” experience as each “world” will be inhabited by a performer who will be costumed as an extension of the art and equipped for "Rescuing the Lost Imaginary."
Visual art by:
Concept + choreography by:
JACQUELYN MARIE SHANNON (https://jacquelynmarieshannon.com/)
DEAN JAMES BECKWITH
LEAH MARIE BELTRAN
In his art, Omer impregnates voids with an amorphous atmosphere for the continuous penetration of objects extracted from dreams and caverns of the psyche. In his work, one encounters hybrid creatures, esoteric symbols, and curio-relics that together “denote a kind of wild urban dreamscape where the lines between human and animal are increasingly blurred.” Described as an “audacious embrace of the weird,” Omer’s body of mixed-media art, sometimes intricate and precise, sometimes child-like and phantasmatic, mixes animated stories, sounds and characters as a textured, living testament to the “scattered heart of the city’s avant-garde” (Bedford & Bowery).
The Living Gallery
1094 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11221