The Art of the Surreal

The Art of the Surreal
April 28, 2017 paperlesslion

Known for his keen eye and sharp focus, photographer Roy Feldman turns his lens upon the stuff from which dreams and ideas are made in a new exhibition opening May 12 at Galerie Camille in Detroit. “The Art of the Surreal” may build a bridge between the universe of matter and the worlds of mind. It will open eyes as to the power of the image on our imaginations.

Galerie Camille describes the Surrealist process as “resolving the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality.” In either the external or internal worlds, Feldman’s work serves to disturb preconceptions and move minds to different spaces.

“The Art of the Surreal” runs through Saturday, June 10 at Galerie Camille.  Members of the public are invited to an opening reception on Friday, May 12 from 6-9 p.m.

Details from Galerie Camille:

The Bureau of Surrealist Research, also known as the Centrale Surréaliste was a Paris-based office in which a loosely affiliated group of Surrealist writers and artists including Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel, and Man Ray, gathered to meet, hold discussions, and conduct interviews, open to the public, to “gather all the information possible related to forms that might express the unconscious activity of the mind.”

To resurrect this field of study photographer and filmmaker Roy Feldman has embedded himself in the Detroit arts community with the goal of “Resolving the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality.” A selection of images from this series will be on view at Galerie Camille starting Friday, May 12.

Galerie Camille is located at 4130 Cass Ave Suite C, Detroit, Michigan, 48201. Click here to visit online.

The image above is a detail from a photograph by Roy Feldman that will be part of the exhibition. The work includes images featuring experimental author and performance artist Danielle Amí Étienne.