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The Language of Walls
August 23 @ 5:00 pm - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
“False Awakenings” – VIktor Klinger
The Language of Walls, a photography exhibit exploring an array of approaches to walls, opens Friday, August 23rd with an artists reception from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel. The reception is free and the public is invited.
Complex, challenging, and immersive, the exhibit is a historical look at civilization’s relationship with barriers, both real and imagined. For centuries, across diverse civilizations, walls have been central to human history. This exhibit explores the various aspects of walls – artistic, social, political, and historical. These categories overlap and change meaning according to context, much like the walls themselves: erected for one reason, their appearance and use is then altered and modified over centuries, reflecting the civilizations that have grown and changed around them. Featuring over 15 photographers from the Monterey Bay Area, The Language of Walls invites the viewer to contemplate how these structures – from the decorative to the divine – affect the human psyche and why we keep building them.
The exhibit will run through September 20th, 2019.