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“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.

Tree and Wall, West Pinnacles, 1985 – Edna Bullock

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.

Wedding Wall, Naoli, Madhya Pradesh, India 2008 – Jeffrey Becom

The work will include a range of methods and attitudes to walls, including exterior walls, interior walls, social walls, walls that heal, walls that divide, graffiti walls, walls as art and psychological walls. In other words, all the innumerable ways walls are imagined, photographed and understood.

Photography will include work by Jeffrey Becom, Edna Bullock,  Susan Hyde Green, Viktor Klinger, Dixie Dixon, William Giles, Bert Ihlenfeld, Juan Mancheno, Kenneth Parker,  Jacqui Turner, Robin Winfield,  and Steve Zmak, among others.

The exhibit will run through September 20th, 2019.

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