Fountain House Gallery Presents “Perchance to Dream”

New York, N.Y. Fountain House Gallery (formerly Fountain Gallery), located at 702 Ninth Avenue NYC and representing artists living with mental illness, announces the upcoming exhibition Perchance to Dream: Visions from Fountain House Gallery Artists. The show will open with a Reception on March 22, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and will remain on view through May 18, 2016.

IMG_03022016_133220716_36759“Dorothy, 2016″ by Susan Baus. Digital collage from scanned objects.
10 x 14 in. $500.

Perchance to Dream is curated by artist and art collector Ronnie Wiener, founder of the Full Moon Arts Center in East Moriches, NY. The Center has made it possible for emerging artists, among them a number of Fountain House Gallery artists, to be in residence for short periods of time, affording them the opportunity to work in a large, naturally lighted space.

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“Zen Palate III” by Lorrie Berman. Watercolor on paper, 2016.
11 x 15 inches. $400.

Curator Ronnie Wiener, whose work is included in this group exhibition, told us:

The theme of Perchance to Dream grew out of my understanding of and willingness to explore my dreams – that part of my unconscious that speaks in ‘dream language’ – and apply it to my work. Once I understood the dream to be a map or series of clues to greater understanding, I began to consider that part of myself essential to my artistic expression.

I believe in the commonality of symbolic and mythic storytelling and consider it one of humanity’s great privileges to have the capacity to envision our inner lives.

It is with this optimistic appreciation of life that the artists of Fountain House Gallery and I discussed their capacity to bring their inner world to the fine art form. Even in the nightmare, artists can liberate themselves and share a communication that is connective and inspiring.

Among the mediums represented in this exhibition are acrylic and watercolor, mixed media, digital collage, fabric, and sculpture.

IMG_03022016_145518669_102019“Queens-Woodside Street Scene” by Lewis Pujol. Acrylic on canvas, 2015.
18 x 20 inches. $350.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and by generous support from the Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

Fountain House Gallery (formerly Fountain Gallery)
702 Ninth Avenue at 48th Street
New York, N.Y. 100190 | 212.262.2756

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11-7; Sun. 1-5 | More than a gallery. A movement.

Fountain House Gallery is the premier venue in New York City representing artists living and working with mental illness. Founded by Fountain House in 2000 as a not-for-profit exhibition space for its member-artists, the Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators and cultural institutions. Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self-taught, Fountain House Gallery cultivates artistic growth and makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community.

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