Friday, December 18, 2009

Channeling Other Worlds Exhibition

Shango Galleries is proud to announce a collaborative exhibition with Valley House Gallery, Dallas entitled: CHANNELING OTHER WORLDS: Contrasting paintings and prints by Dallas artist Valton Tyler with Tribal works from around the World at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden.

Reception: Friday, January 22, 6:00-8:30.

The exhibition runs from January 22, 2010 to February 20, 2010.
Valton Tyler has had a long and distinguished career as a printer and painter. His work is engaging, occasionally whimsical, and always thought provoking. Valton's exhibition credentials which span over 40 years included 14 print shows, 49 painting exhibitions, 24 articles and citations in art publications, several awards, representation in over 13 public collections., and literally part of way too many private collections to count. In short we are excited to bring together tribal art from around the world to be exhibited in this venue with Valton Tyler's work.

"Surrealism is another of the many modern art movements in the 20th century. Its philosophical "father" was Andre Breton, a French poet and writer who published the Surrealist guidelines, called Manifesto in 1924 in Paris. Surrealism emphasizes the unconscious, the importance of dreams, the psychological aspect in arts. Surrealism became an important movement in the fine arts, literature and in films (by the Spaniard Bunuel for instance).
For the fine arts, the best-known names are Salvador Dali, the Italian Giorgio de Chirico with his strange and eerie town views, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Yves Tanguy, Rene Margritte and the Russian Marc Chagall. " It should be noted that Andre Breton 's collection of almost 5000 works of art was auctioned off by CalmesCohen auction house in a series of sales in April 2003 in Paris. His extensive tribal art collection ranged from Eskimo masks to Hopi kachinas and from naturalistic to abstract works.

What we hope to do in this exhibition with Valton Tyler is to bring together the kind of objects that will hopefully excite Valton and to show the art community what has inspired surrealist artists for over the last 90 years

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