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Join us for
a two-day opening weekend celebration of our newest exhibition. CRYPTIC
CLUTTER features a new collection of mixed media works by
returning artist Macauley
Macauley's third solo show with us. His work always pushes the
boundaries of traditional painting, incorporating unconventional
materials and mixing fine art tradition with what is often considered
outsider art or craft.
explores images as incidental. The artist invites the viewer to
consider the visual landscape we ingest day to day and year to year
as a panoply without a cohesive narrative, much like the unruly
content of our capricious minds.
& safety of our guests and gallery crew remains our top priority.
The show opening is a two-day event so that we can accommodate
staggered visits and fewer guests in the gallery at any one time. We highly
recommend reserving a visit time slot by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or messaging us on instagram @deepspacejc. Opening Weekend visiting hours
*Saturday, November 6 | 6-11pm*
*Sunday, November 7 | 4-10pm*
Health & Safety Considerations:
Visitors with reservations are prioritized over
6 person gallery capacity
30 minute visits unless otherwise pre-arranged
Face masks & social distancing required
Hand sanitizer use & hand washing encouraged
If feeling ill, please stay home and get
Norman, will be on the premises throughout the weekend to
greet you and speak with you about his work. Let us know if you would
like to meet him, and we will be sure to make that happen!
ABOUT THE SHOW
materialize much like images on a television screen without command
of the remote control. Although it appears to us that we are our
thoughts and feelings, this is an illusion. The self is instead a
passenger, a witness, observing thoughts and feelings as illusory and
transient imagery—pure phantasm. Cryptic Clutter is a
depiction of the artist's own phantasmagoria—memory, desire and
fantasy illustrated. The content draws pop culture symbolism largely
from comic books, cartoons, gaming, iconic branding and
advertisements, pornography, fine art history, East Asian
art-design-philosophy-martial arts, and classic Americana. Together, the images coalesce into a magnificent scrambled mess...a reminder
that the mind is what it eats.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Norman is a painter and mixed media artist based in Jersey
City. His style is part of a growing movement in contemporary
painting where formalism and abstraction are combined with pop
illustration, and outsider art approaches to fine art to
explore the visual and conceptual possibilities of painting. Macauley
experiments beyond the ordinary bounds of classic painting with the
intention of creating beauty from the delicate balance demanded by