Dreams of Heroes and Monsters

Dreams of Heroes and Monsters



The prints created for this exhibition contain imagery combining plot and character archetypes from mid-twentieth century popular media with works from the western art historical canon whose subjects derive from the study of the subconscious, the whim of fantastical indulgence, or the retelling of Christian mythology.

These mergers are intended to approximate the internal logic of dreams ― a mental space in which seemingly disparate or contradictory imagery hold greater license to interact.

The purpose of generating such a space is to foster a discussion concerning the inherent failure of these time-worn visual symbols to accurately describe our shared reality ― a phenomenon more broadly understood as the application of more decentralized and inclusive models for understanding and interpreting, culture, science, and history steadily increases.