The Dreaming Room is about dreaming spaces, both real and metaphorical. In the artist’s studio imagination is ultimately crystallised into an image or art object that is sent out into the world. Within the art gallery the reverse is true: the personal encounter with artworks is internalized, giving flight to the imagination and the will to communicate.
As dreaming sites, both the gallery and the studio stimulate creative desire, triggering memories and intuitive responses. These ‘theatres of culture’ also offer the kind of chance associations treasured by the surrealists who celebrated the freedom and archetypes of dreams. Una Rey’s recent paintings are inspired by the artists’ dreams of invention – her own and countless others.
Una Rey is a painter, arts writer, curator and freelance academic who has lived in Newcastle since 2006.
6 February – 3 April 2016
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