Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St
CA 94103 San Francisco
artists & participants
The infinite, the transcendental, the unseen—these are the artistic quests of Cosmic Wonder, an exhibition of metaphysical art that gives colorful expression to the mystical yearnings of a new generation. Guest curator Betty Nguyen identified key young artists who explore trance, “alternative” realities and the psyche, who tap into altered states of consciousness through exaggerated color, mind-altering patterns, morphing forms, and visions of the infinite. Their work is inspired by nature, by the cosmos, by the vastness of the Western landscape, and yet is rooted in an urban sensibility. Cosmic Wonder presents a range of young artists—including Jim Drain and Ara Peterson, alongside their avante-garde, 60s and 70s predecessors such as James Turrell. Call it New Tribalism with edge, or the 1960s refracted through a 21st century consciousness, Cosmic Wonder revels in the wondrous.
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Kurator: Betty Nguyen
mit Doug Aitken, Jose Alvarez, Reed Anderson, Hanna Fushihara Aron and David Aron, Hisham Bharoocha, Mark Borthwick, Anna Sew Hoy, Sam Gordon, Yayoi Kusama, Terence Koh, Yukinori Maeda, Richard Misrach, Takeshi Murata, Paperrad, Mike Pare, Erik Parker, Ara Peterson and Jim Drain, Arik Roper, James Turrell, Banks Violette, Debora Warner