The Art Gallery of the College of Staten Island presents The Waking Dreams of Phantasmata Traumata, Thursday, Mar. 28 to Thursday, May 9 in The Gallery of the College of Staten Island in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P, Room 112.). An opening reception will be held in the Gallery on Thursday, Mar. 28 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

To meet some of the artists in this group show, please join us this Thursday. Refreshments will be served.

This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Does an artwork dream? Let’s imagine that the material, the medium of a created thing, can also be a medium of another kind. A mystic, a clairvoyant, a soothsayer that augurs better futures, purges injuries of the soul, and connects us with the unhappy ghosts of our cruel world. The artwork as medium might be a channel to awaken other pasts (and the pasts of others), transform the present, and reshape what is to come. The Waking Dreams of Phantasmata Traumata explores the psychic lives of artworks when the artist is forgotten. The exhibition presents supernatural collaborations, invitations for paranormal visitation, psychic predictions, and uncanny mediations. Join us at The Art Gallery of the College of Staten Island for an exhibition of paintings, objects, moving image, and otherworldly guests.

Contributing artists: Susan Bee | Nancy Bowen | Kerry da Silva Cox | Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson | Gallery for Ghosts | Hilma’s Ghost | Melinda Kiefer Santiago | Christopher Santiago | Francisco Soto

This exhibition is curated by Siona Wilson (with Cynthia Chris).

By the Division of Academic Affairs